Hyflex Highlights: Results, Lessons Learned, and Future Plans

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A cross-functional team at National Louis University – a private, non-profit, Hispanic-Serving Institution in the midwest – responded to the need that presented itself through the shutdowns required during the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, as well as the potential need for longer-term, remote-based teaching and learning by designing a phased, mixed methods study that will incorporate student and faculty input into the design of a Hyflex course (pilot delivery model) and to examine the impacts of the model on student agency, satisfaction, and learning achievement. The study was conducted in the Summer term of 2021 in an undergraduate degree program largely serving adult learners.

The guiding research questions were:

  1. Student Agency: Research Question 1 (RQ1): What factors influenced students’ sense of agency when making learning choices within the pilot delivery model?
  2. Student Satisfaction: Research Question 2 (RQ2): What factors influenced students’ sense of satisfaction within the pilot delivery model?
  3. Learning Achievement:
    1. Research Question 3 (RQ3) (a): How does student agency influence learning achievement?
    2. Research Question 3 (RQ3) (b):  How does student satisfaction influence learning achievement? 

Session speakers will give a brief overview of the tenets of Hyflex used in the pilot at the institution, the pre-study activities that were completed to contribute to a robust pilot, and then benefit from the results and findings of the study. Time will also be allotted for participants to actively ideate with session speakers and peers on how tenets of Hyflex could be incorporated at their institutions to increase instructional flexibility, as well as how to better leverage student agency theory for success. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Attendees will be able to describe at least two tenets of Hyflex as implemented by presenters.
  • Attendees will be able to explain how student agency can be factored into course design and instructional methods.
  • Attendees will be able to summarize the results of the pilot study.
  • Attendees will be able to identify relevant components of the pilot study which could be implemented at their institution or in their practice.
  • Attendees will identify one issue or challenge related to considering implementing a Hyflex design at their institution

Intended audience: 

  • Administrators
  • Design Thinkers
  • Faculty
Speaker Bio
Bettyjo Bouchey
Bettyjo Bouchey

Associate Professor and Dean of Online Education – National Louis University

Dr. Bouchey is Associate Professor and Dean of Online Education at National Louis University where she is responsible for standards of quality and service for online programming across the institution. Dr. Bouchey has had the opportunity to lead all aspects of an online campus and programming in her career and spends time each week in deep dialog with an engaged personal learning network discussing the evolving nature of online education. Dr. Bouchey holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University at Albany, an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Doctorate in Education from Northwestern Unviersity. She is a co-founder of the CORAL Research collaborative focused on onoline leadership and scholarship; her personal research interests include the nature and future of organizational structures of online units in institutions of higher education, as well as inventive and high-impact pedagogical practice in online teaching. Dr. Bouchey writes and is widely quoted in the academic and popular press; her articles and curriculum vitae can be accessed here: www.drbouchey.com
Joseph Levy

Executive Director of Assessment and Accreditation – National Louis University

Dr. Joseph D. Levy serves as the Executive Director of Assessment and Accreditation at National Louis University in Chicago, IL. Joe earned a BA in English from Baldwin-Wallace College, an MS in Student Affairs in HIgher Education from Colorado State University, and his Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from National Louis University. Experienced with multiple institutional types’ assessment efforts, Joe is a member of the Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) Board of Directors, leads the Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs open course, and is an endorsed speaker for the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). With many blogs and publications, content and more information about Joe can be accessed here: https://www.joebookslevy.com/