Designing the HyFlex World. Dr. Brian Beatty Instructional Technologies San Francisco State University AECT 2006. Hybrid, Flexible Courses for All Students. Hybrid – a mix of face to face and online activities Flexible – students can choose their method of participation… weekly
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Dr. Brian Beatty
San Francisco State University
Traveling to campus for class can be inconvenient, difficult or absolutely impossible!
Note: these are universal principles - generally applicable to all HyFlex courses.
Instructor Audio – Listen
Presentation with Instructor Audio – View media\801_wk10_usability.mp4
Student Group Discussion Slides with Audio - View media\wk2_history_itec801.mov
How is this different than what we are already doing?
How much more work is this for the instructor?
… for the students?
How do students respond?
Do students take advantage of the flexibility?
I found the time interacting with the professor and classmates to be extremely helpful. I don't think that you can replace the value of this time with online instruction.
I enjoyed attending [class name] to interact with my classmates, especially for the peer review and case study activities. Class time was when questions got answered or clarification was given. Even though we could read the info in the textbook or handouts, the in-class sessions seemed to be when the information ultimately got cemented for me.
Very useful & convenient when scheduling conflicts occurred - but added value was the fact that you were still listening to the face-to-face interactions from the class.
Attending class online was a valuable alternative for me when I was otherwise unable to attend in person. I appreciated having access to materials online that simulated the in-class experience.
I liked the flexibility and not having to commute to the school campus.
A lot of writing! The online sessions were rigorous, that's for sure. It was almost "easier" to attend class. But on the flip side, all the online material for [class name], especially the recorded live lectures, was very useful. There weren't any exercises or resources that didn't add to the learning.
Make sure an audio file compatible with the ipod is available every week. This was one of the most valuable offerings on ilearn. Lectures could be listened to over and over again. I must have listened to the instructional objectives lecture five times to and from work that week. It was great for review and clarification of things I missed during the lecture.
Face to face instruction was useful
Strongly Agree - 85%
Agree – 15%
Online instruction was useful
Strongly Agree – 43%
Agree – 57%
Preference for face to face only:
Neither Agree nor Disagree - 28%
Disagree - 57%
Strongly Disagree - 14%
Preference for online only:
Disagree - 43%
Strongly Disagree - 57%
I prefer to choose my own blend of online and face to face learning experiences.
Strongly Agree – 29%
Agree – 57%
Disagree – 14%
Dr. Brian Beatty
HyFlex Design (DRAFT)