Towards Flexible Learning for Adult Students: HyFlex Design

ID: 41767 Type: Virtual Brief Paper
  1. Mariam Abdelmalak, NMSU,College of Education,Curriculum & Instruction Department., United States

The purpose of this case study was to understand the meanings that graduate students assign to their experience with HyFlex design. The term HyFlex has its roots in two words: Hybrid – combines both online and face-to-face teaching and learning activities in a single course, and Flexible – students choose their mode of participation whether face-to-face, online, or both. This study was implemented in a graduate educational learning technology course at a land grant border university in the southwest US. Findings show four themes that capture the meanings the participating graduate students assigned to their experience with HyFlex design: accommodating students’ needs, increasing access to course content, differentiating instruction, and encouraging student control.


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