HyFlex and Equity

The HyFlex course design model emphasizes student choice for how and when they interact with, and receive instruction, and is built upon four fundamental values: Learner Choice, Equivalency, Reusability, and Accessibility, each with a corresponding guiding, or universal, principle for designers and instructors to follow (Beatty, 2019).

Learner Choice

With multiple, alternative participation modes of both online and in-person available, students choose how they will participate, daily, weekly, or topically.


Learning activities are provided in all participation modalities to achieve equivalent learning outcomes.


Artifacts from learning activities in each participation mode serve as learning objects for all students and can be accessed by all students regardless of delivery mode.


Students are equipped with technology skills as well as equitable access to all participation modes. Universal accessibility design principles are embedded intentionally and by default.

HyFlex learning provides learner choice and equitable access regardless of instructional modality through the utilization of Universal Design for Learning principles as well as improved accessibility of course content as it is presented multiple formats that are available when and where needed by the students.


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