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Defining HyFlex

Category: Defining HyFlex
A HyFlex course provides both a classroom and at least one online participation option, or mode, to students. Students are free to choose which option to use for each class session.

Fundamental Values and Principles

We use four guiding principles as we design, build and implement HyFlex courses and programs. Each principle is conected directly to one of the four HyFlex core values.
• Value: Learner Choice – HyFlex courses must have fully developed participation alternatives: classroom (face to face) and online (distance).
• Value: Equivalence – Alternative paths in a HyFlex course must lead to equivalent learning outcomes.
• Value: Reuse – Instructional materials and student-generated artifacts (content) from learning activities in each participation mode become learning resources for all students.
• Value: Accessibility – Alternative participation modes in HyFlex courses must be accessible to all students; information and learning experiences.

We often talk about four guiding values in the HyFlex approach: Learner Choice, Equivalency (of learning), Reuse (of course design and activities), and Accessibility (of information and learning experiences). Each of these is explained in detil in the HyFlex book and in blog posts on this site. Some institutions use a different set of values or guiding principles in their HyFlex courses and programs (Note: Many institutions use a different name for their localized approach other than HyFlex).