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Hybrid flexible (HyFlex) teaching and learning: climbing the mountain of implementation challenges for synchronous online and face-to-face seminars during a pandemic.
Detyna, Michael; Sanchez-Pizani, Rodrigo; Giampietro, Vincent; Dommett, Eleanor J; Dyer, Kyle.
  • Detyna M; Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, King's College, London, SE1 9NH UK.
  • Sanchez-Pizani R; King's College, London AV, Strand, WC2R 2LS UK.
  • Giampietro V; School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University, London, UK.
  • Dommett EJ; Department of Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College, London, UK.
  • Dyer K; Curriculum & Digital Innovation, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College, London, UK.
Learn Environ Res ; : 1-15, 2022 Apr 05.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1777756
ABSTRACT
In 2020, King's College London introduced HyFlex teaching as a means to supplement online and face-to-face teaching and to respond to Covid-19 restrictions. This enabled teaching to a mixed cohort of students (both online and on campus). This article provides an outline of how such an approach was conceptualized and implemented in a higher-education institution during an intense three-month period over that summer and prior to the limited re-opening of the university campus. This was a new approach that offers a number of pointers for reflection and provides key insights in on this novel learning environment and the physical and pedagogical contexts in which learning can occur. Technical implementation factors are detailed, along with both reflections on challenges and solutions. Pedagogical issues such as cognitive load, social presence, and resolving the issues of a cohort spread across two locations are discussed. While we should be mindful of the limitations of this relatively-specific research, and shouldn't therefore over-extrapolate our findings, one key finding is that delivering Hyflex is associated with a higher cognitive load. Further, the audio quality of our implementation enhanced the feeling of presence in the learning environment. We recommend providing appropriate technical and pedagogical training, as well as audio-visual and digital education support.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Language: English Journal: Learn Environ Res Year: 2022 Document Type: Article