Should You Consider the Hyflex Model of Teaching?

Recently I went to the Educause Learning Initiative conference. While there I learned about something called the hyflex model and thought it could be worth discussing here. The basic idea behind the hyflex model is this: (a) students can attend you class either F2F, virtually as it happens (typically via Zoom), or online but asynchronous. (b) …

Why An LMS Is Not A Community

One of the biggest struggles I often face is how to have sustained, high-quality discussions in an online context. I know I am not alone here. Now, I know I can force the issue with students. I could require them to post X number of times in a given week, or I could require X …

How To Refine Your Teaching Goals

Recently, I wrote about how to set teaching goals that would make an impact on you and your students. At the end of the post, I identified my goal for the semester: My goal for this semester is to learn how to use Flipgrid in my instruction in ways that go beyond simple introductions.  That …

The Challenges of Online Education

There’s a lot going on with online learning. Today, as an educator, I think most of us are either: involved directly in online learning work for an institution that uses online learning grappling with how best to use online learning for our professional or personal needs There really is no escaping it. Online learning – …

The Best 11 Posts of 2017

Every December I like to revisit what I have been yammering on about for the last 11 months or so. While I do have a Best Of list, I also think it’s nice to identify one post from each month that I think is worth reading (or rereading). Here are the posts from 2017 that I …