Title: Innovative blended delivery and learning: exploring student choice, experience, and level of satisfaction in a hyflex course

Authors: Lydia Kyei-Blankson; Francis Godwyll; Mohamed A. Nur-Awaleh

Addresses: College of Education, Illinois State University, 336 DeGarmo Hall, USA ' Patton College of Education, Ohio University, McCracken Hall 314A, USA ' College of Education, Illinois State University, 342 DeGarmo Hall, USA

Abstract: Blended education is an approach that is becoming more prevalent in education. This study explores student choice, experience, and level of satisfaction in a unique blended approach, the hyflex model. With this model, students are responsible for making decisions regarding the best blend of online and face-to-face activities. The study findings suggest that when given the opportunity to choose the best blend, students will select activities based on flexibility, convenience, and learning style and needs. As such, when well developed, the hyflex model can ensure choice, a more active approach to learning, and a high level of course satisfaction.

Keywords: blended learning; traditional learning; online education; hyflex model; flexible innovation; student satisfaction; e-learning; electronic learning; student experience; student choice; flexibility; convenience; learning style; learning needs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.064728

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.16 No.3, pp.243 - 252

Published online: 23 Sep 2014 *

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