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Hybrid-Flexible Course Design

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Brian Beatty, San Francisco State University

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: EdTech Books

Language: English

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Reviewed by Marion Hernandez, Adjunct Instructor English Department/DCE, Bunker Hill Community College on 3/30/23

This book considers all aspects of the possible variations of Hybrid (online and on site) Fully Online, Hybrid/synchronous for writing detailed course design. The article discusses the priorities that should drive administrators after they have... read more

Reviewed by Angela Wood, Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin - Superior on 9/7/21

The Hybrid-Flexible Course Design: Implementing Student-Directed Hybrid Classes by Brian J. Beatty is a well designed textbook that targets a growing need in higher education. The textbook content is presented in a way that the reader can get a... read more

Reviewed by Tiffany Drape, Research Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech on 4/5/21

The text gives a broad background and cites many examples and variations of online learning models, historical perspective, and how the team got to the development of this text in a comprehensive manner. The latter half of the text seeks... read more

Reviewed by April Salerno, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia on 11/29/20

I approached this book as a learner, seeking to learn more about hybrid-flexible course design, and I was able to get what I needed from the book. I especially appreciated that the book has a section that is ongoing in including examples from... read more

Reviewed by Rebecca Dilling, Visiting Assistant Professor, Sweet Briar College on 7/15/20

This book was extremely comprehensive as it included case studies and worksheets that helped support the research throughout Beatty's book! Remarkable! read more

Table of Contents

Unit I. Hybrid-Flexible Course Design to Support Student-Directed Learning Paths

  • 1.1. Beginnings
  • 1.2. Costs and Benefits for Hybrid-Flexible Courses and Programs
  • 1.3. Values and Principles of Hybrid-Flexible Course Design
  • 1.4. Designing a Hybrid-Flexible Course

Unit II. Implementation and Adoption of Hybrid-Flexible Instruction

  • 2.1. Teaching a Hybrid-Flexible Course
  • 2.2. Learning in a Hybrid-Flexible Course
  • 2.3. Supporting Hybrid-Flexible Courses and Programs
  • 2.4. Expanding the Implementation of Hybrid-Flexible Courses and Programs
  • 2.5. Evaluating the Impact of Hybrid-Flexible Courses and Programs

Unit III. Hybrid-Flexible Implementations Around the World

  • 3.1. Fitting Flexibility Across the Curriculum
  • 3.2. One Size Fits None
  • 3.3. New Technologies Deliver on the Promise of HyFlex
  • 3.4. Using HyFlex in Statistics for Engineers and (Data) Scientists
  • 3.5. HyFlex in Northern Ontario
  • 3.6. HyFlex at Montana State University Billings
  • 3.7. A Faculty Transitional Journey from Single Mode to HyFlex Teaching
  • 3.8. Hyflex Learning within the Master of Teaching Program@KU Leuven
  • 3.9. Increasing Flexibility, Satisfaction, and Efficiency Using the Hybrid Flexible Approach
  • 3.10. Contribute Your Hybrid-Flexible Story

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  • About the Book

    This volume provides readers with methods, case stories, and strategies related to Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) course design so that they may make decisions about using it themselves and even begin their own HyFlex course (re)design. More specifically, based on the needs identified for their course(s), readers will be able to a) determine if and how HyFlex course design could help them solve critical needs, b) take advantage of emerging opportunities to improve their education practice, enabling them to better serve more students, c) gain an awareness of the HyFlex design, d) find their own innovative HyFlex solution to their specific challenges, and e) begin the HyFlex implementation process using strategies similar to those used by instructors described in this book. The volume describes the fundamental principles of HyFlex design, explains a process for design and development, and discusses implementation factors that instructors have experienced in various higher education institutions. These factors include the drivers, the variations in implementation approaches and constraints, and the results (e.g., student scores, student satisfaction). A series of worksheets provides specific guidance that can be used by individuals or teams engaging in HyFlex design projects at their own institution. Case reports from institutions and faculty who have successfully implemented HyFlex-style courses provide a rich set of real-world stories to draw insights for a reader’s own design setting.

    About the Contributors


    Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. Brian’s primary areas of interest and research include social interaction in online learning, flipped classroom implementation, and developing instructional design theory for Hybrid-Flexible learning environments. At SFSU, Dr. Beatty pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a “student-directed-hybrid” approach to better support student learning.  

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