HyFlex Learning Workshops

HyFlex Course Design Workshop

Upcoming Schedule: 
June 12-16, 2023. Optional live sessions each day (9:00 am – 10:30 am PT), online activities throughout the workshop. Fully asynchronous participation is supported.

HyFlex Course Design Workshop

The HyFlex Course design workshop helps faculty and instructional designers implement Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) instruction in their courses. 

This interactive workshop is available both synchronously and asynchronously. Participants review effective HyFlex design and teaching practices, engage in reflective discussions, and draft an initial HyFlex course design; preparing them, in their own contexts, to:

* Develop a course plan enabling flexible student participation in multiple delivery modes (HyFlex).
* Revise a set of student learning outcomes for at least one HyFlex course.
* Identify existing and needed content resources for at least one course.
* Plan for effective engagement strategies that support meaningful interaction throughout a course.
* Implement effective assessment approaches that work well in all supported instructional modes.
* Plan for evaluating the impact of HyFlex delivery on student participation, achievement, and other organizational goals.

Participants who complete all activities and assignments receive two HyFlex Learning Community achievement badges: HyFlex Fundamentals and HyFlex Planning. (badge information)

Format

The workshop is highly interactive, combining information presentation, synchronous and asynchronous discussion of real-life cases, and reflective application exercises. 

The workshop is hosted in the HyFlex Learning Community’s Canvas LMS, and includes five sessions, normally scheduled over a one-week period. Each workshop session begins with an optional 60-90 minute interactive (synchronous online) discussion of workshop session content, accompanied by in-depth information and activities in the HyFlex Learning LMS, and concludes with application-oriented interaction among participants in an asynchronous discussion forum.

After the final live session, participants complete an application activity that asks them to create an initial plan for their first HyFlex course. Worksheets and sample high-level HyFlex course plans are available to support learners in this exercise. Participants who complete all activities and assignments receive two HyFlex Learning Community achievement badges, HyFlex Fundamentals and HyFlex Planning. (badge information)

After the workshop concludes, content, posted activities (containing the discussions and work of the participants), and all workshop resources remain available to support ongoing implementation and expanded faculty development efforts for a period of one (1) year.

To purchase a seat in one of our upcoming workshops, visit the HyFlex Learning store at https://hyflexlearning.info . Groups of five (5) or more from a single institution receive a discounted price. If you’d like to arrange for a special cohort of participants (such as a localized workshop for your institution), contact us directly:  Contact

New workshop! 3-Steps for Transitioning to HyFlex 

Next offering TBD. Contact us to express your interest.

HyFlex is the newest buzzword in education. However, it is not a fad. 

HyFlex design and delivery permit continuity of course delivery when life happens for learners and teachers. Discover the difference between HyFlex course design and the blended or the flipped classroom while crafting your own HyFlex lesson. Intentionally designed HyFlex courses are engaging and successful learning experiences. While the HLC’s foundational course, “HyFlex Course Design” is a high-level overview of HyFlex, this workshop drills down to the lesson level – the structure and flow of a HyFlex lesson. Start now transitioning your class for HyFlex course redesign one lesson at a time in advance of your next academic semester.

Audience

Faculty creating their own HyFlex courses, instructional designers assisting faculty with HyFlex course design, and professional development staff will learn how to change a lesson from one delivery mode to another. Templates guide the learning activities.

About the workshop

During this project-based workshop, you will experience the challenges of designing for multiple delivery modes offered simultaneously. You will use the following steps to create a bimodal, lesson:

  • Document
  • Review (& Revise)
  • Complete (& Extend)

Outcomes
In this workshop, you will:

  • Populate a lesson planning template with the current activities of one lesson for one delivery mode
  • Use a rubric to review and revise the current lesson plan activities
  • Populate the lesson planning template for a different delivery mode

After the workshop concludes, content, posted activities (containing the discussions and work of the participants), and all workshop resources remain available to support ongoing implementation and expanded faculty development efforts for a period of one (1) year.

Author

  • Brian Beatty

    Dr. Brian Beatty is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. At SFSU, Dr. Beatty pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a “student-directed-hybrid” approach to better support student learning.