Category Archives: Practice

HyFlex Design Enables a Quick Flip

  The term “flipping the classroom” has been used more and more in discussions around using technology to change classroom practice. The term seems to have been coined as “Inverting the Classroom” in a 2000 Journal of Economic Education article … Continue reading

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Relationship-Driven – Customer-centric Principle Four

4. Relationship-Driven – “With Me, Along the Way: I have an ongoing relationship with the company; there is a clear focus on relationship-building versus transaction-processing, they manage for the long term value in our relationship.” HyFlex courses implement this principle … Continue reading

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Delight the Customer – Customer-centric Principle Three

3. Delight the Customer – “Anticipates My Needs: My interactions with the company are excellent; they are solution-focused versus product-centric.” HyFlex courses implement this principle when the focus of faculty and student effort is on achieving important learning outcomes, not … Continue reading

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Setting Participation Expectations

Since the primary distinguishing factor among HyFlex participation options is the way students interact while learning, it makes sense to frequently clarify expectations as needed to ensure that all participants know what to expect and can make realistic choices about … Continue reading

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Shifting Expectations

Akin to the changing messages to various adoption groups (see previous posts in the HyFlex World), the expected returns (expectations) may change over time as faculty, students and administers develop some experience using HyFlex courses. This is a natural process, … Continue reading

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Effective Practices: Overlapping Discussions

One method of combining f2f and online students that I have found effective is to overlap the two sets of students in a topical discussion. Often, I will use small discussion groups in class to focus on various aspects of … Continue reading

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HyFlex-ing through Another Term

We are halfway through the Spring 2011 semester at SF State, and the HyFlex course experience is much like it has been in previous semesters. In Spring, I have two sections of the same course, so I combine those sections … Continue reading

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Discussions drive connections among students

In a HyFlex course, the online discussions are a primary means of connecting students who complete class activities online and offline (in-person, in class).  Though a natural connection point is course content, in general, content itself is not interactive. Students … Continue reading

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