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Implementaion of HyFlex teaching

HyFlex (hybrid flexible learning) is an approach at King’s, which enables students to attend a seminar physically or attend the live seminar remotely. The King’s approach is novel in that it was one of the first in the UK to provide clear simultaneous video and gold-standard audio for remote students. The intention was to create a real sense of ‘presence’ and immersion for our students. Some of the achievements from the implementation of Hyflex include:

  • A completely new system that was designed, tested, and implemented
  • An entire induction and training programme was created and implemented.
  • 34 rooms were installed in 2020 and a total of 48 rooms are available now.
  • More than 15,000 seminars have been delivered by this method.
  • Over 500 lecturers and academics have been inducted into this approach, with more than 150 induction sessions.

Three papers have been published on the subject. One on the implementation, a review of the technical implementation, and a student evaluation:

  • Detyna, M; Sanchez-Pizani, R; Dommett, E; Giampietro, V; Dyer, K (2022) ‘Hybrid flexible (HyFlex) teaching and learning: climbing the mountain of implementation challenges for synchronous online and face-to-face seminars in a pandemic’, Learning Environments Research:
  • Sanchez-Pizani, R; Detyna, M; Dance, S; Gomez-Agustina, L (2022) ‘Hybrid flexible (HyFlex) seminar delivery – A technical overview of the implementation’, Building and Environment:
  • Detyna, M and Koch, M. (2023). An Overview of Student Perceptions of Hybrid Flexible Learning at a London HEI. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2023(1): 4, pp. 1–14.
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