Hyflex Highlights: Results, Lessons Learned, and Future Plans
**This webinar is part of our OLC Innovate 2022 Best-in-Track summer webinar series!**
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:
- Student Agency: Research Question 1 (RQ1): What factors influenced students’ sense of agency when making learning choices within the pilot delivery model?
- Student Satisfaction: Research Question 2 (RQ2): What factors influenced students’ sense of satisfaction within the pilot delivery model?
- Learning Achievement:
- Research Question 3 (RQ3) (a): How does student agency influence learning achievement?
- 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.
- 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
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