Title: Evaluation of the impact of the Hyflex learning model

Authors: Chin-Yen Alice Liu; Ruben C. Rodriguez

Addresses: Texas A&M University – San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, TX, 78224, USA ' Texas A&M University – San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, TX, 78224, USA

Abstract: The HyFlex learning model adopted by Texas A&M University - San Antonio's College of Business offers students who are separated online from their peers and instructors the same opportunities to obtain impartial educational quality. This learning model accomplishes this by allowing students the flexibility to attend the class: 1) face-to-face; 2) synchronously; or 3) asynchronously via the adobe connect online-based meeting platform. This study focuses on evaluating the impact that HyFlex has regarding student achievements by assessing their performances from one quantitative course section offered in the program. Quantitative data was collected to examine multiple perspectives in regards to relationships between students' performance and their decision on attendance options in the same course. Findings include clarification on the preconception of quality assurance and efficacy on the HyFlex learning model, distance learning in general, as well as for quantitative courses deployed in a non-traditional online format. Future implications for research are discussed.

Keywords: adobe connect; autonomous learning/learners; distance education; online learning; online course delivery; HyFlex course model; quantitative courses.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2019.099986

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2019 Vol.25 No.4, pp.393 - 411

Received: 14 Apr 2018
Accepted: 22 Aug 2018

Published online: 07 May 2019 *

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