Let’s Talk About HyFlex: Fall 2020 Classroom Solution and Beyond
Over the past several weeks, the higher ed world has become more widely acquainted with the term “HyFlex.” For some, it’s a vague word that leads to more confusion than clarity. Let’s take an opportunity to think about it and what type of AV installs and equipment would support a HyFlex classroom.
Interestingly enough, this is not a new model of thinking about the classroom. It was introduced as early as 2006 by Brian Beatty of San Francisco State. In May of 2013, three researchers (Miller, Risser and Griffiths) from The Ohio State University expanded upon this model. They defined it very well as “The primary feature of the HyFlex model is to combine synchronous online and face-to-face components (“hybrid”) in a single course and allow students to choose when and how they attend (flexible).”