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2023 HyFlex Collaborative Conference: A HyFlex (In-Person, Online Synchronous, and Asynchronous) Conference

Hosted by the HyFlex Collaborative Community and the University at Albany, SUNY

The HyFlex Collaborative is pleased to announce it will host the inaugural HyFlex Collaborative Conference on Monday, June 26, 2023 from 10 AM to 4 PM Eastern Standard Time. The title of the summer conference is Designing a  Hybrid-Flexible Future for ALL K-12 Students and Adult Learners. The HyFlex Collaborative is a community of K-12 and higher education educators working together to improve access to high-quality and equitable learning through Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) learning design and delivery. HyFlex teaching and learning combines online and in-person instruction into a single course/class, allowing each student to determine their participation mode of instruction.  HyFlex learning opportunities promote student-centered flexibility for all learners (traditional, adult, and K-12). Flexibility promotes learner retention, progression, and success.

The 2023 HC Inaugural Conference seeks concurrent proposals that closely align with the educational practices and principles of HyFlex education related to the fields of K-12, higher education, adult learning, professional development, and online education.

Proposals are welcomed for individual presentations that can share best practices, lessons learned, and address the needs of diverse populations focusing  on the HyFlex mode of instruction. The theme for this important conference is directly related to the HyFlex Principles of Learner Choice, Equivalency, Reusability, and Accessibility in teaching and learning related to K-12, Higher Education, and Adult Learning. Suggested topics include: engagement, assessment, creating the one-class learning experience, and HyFlex design and delivery challenges and solutions.

Proposal Submission Information

Proposal Deadline

Proposals are due by 11:59 PM EST Feb 13, 2023.

Paper Presentation

Only paper presentations will be accepted which provides an opportunity to share research and/or practice focused on the conference theme(s) or title. Please note that in each session presenters will be grouped with at least one other paper (45-minute sessions/20 minutes per paper, with time allowed for Q & A).

HyFlex Presentation

Given that the conference format is in HyFlex, all accepted presenters will be required to pre-record their presentations. Those presenters who attend in person will also be required to pre-record but will not be expected to use their recording during their presentation. Lastly, presenters must be available either in-person or synchronously via Zoom for the duration of their presentation session. You may submit more than one proposal per individual.

Audio Visual Equipment

All in-person presentations must provide their own laptop and dongles/adapters.  The conference planners will provide screens, projectors, and a cart with cables.

Please address each of the following sections below to provide reviewers insight into your proposed presentation. All submissions will be blind peer reviewed. Therefore, omit any identifiers from your proposal. Each proposal should include the following information:

Proposal Extended Abstract

  1. Presenter(s), Affiliated Institution(s), Brief Bio(s), Email(s), and Cell Phone Number(s)
  2. Conference Attendance: In-Person or Synchronous
  3. Presentation Title
  4. Conference Proposal (maximum 1,000 words total, including methodology and literature review)
  5. Keywords (3-4)
  6. Brief Summary of Presentation (350 character limit)
  7. Objectives of the Presentation (900 character limit)
  8. Relevance to the Conference Theme and Significance to the Field (900 character limit)
  9. Participant Outcomes

Reviewers may choose not to review a proposal that does not follow this format. Proposals will be reviewed based on how well each component of the abstract is addressed in the submission. All submissions must adhere to APA citation style. Submissions may provide embedded links. Questions related to submission should be directed to Dr. Rivera-Wilson or Dr. Jeanne Samuel at Hyflexcollaborative@gmail.com.

Proposal Submission Form

All proposals are due on or before 1:59 PM EST Feb 13, 2023 and must be submitted through the proposal submission form.

Address

School of Education 
AATLAS, Catskill Building
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

Phone

(518) 442-5028

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