The digital transformation that’s swept our society hasn’t bypassed schools. During and after the COVID-19 pandemic, educational organizations pivoted to online lessons out of necessity. Although there were disadvantages to mandatory online classes, many students and educators also discovered advantages to them.
Hyflex – also called high flex or hybrid flexible – classrooms combine the benefits of online and in-person classes. Teachers deliver content for both in-person and online students, and students can choose the best method. Hybrid flexible course design can help your clients thrive with the following benefits:
Hyflex classes allow students to pick and choose from digital or traditional learning options. Students aren’t locked into a particular choice. If they prefer to access the online lessons this week and attend class next week, they can.
Switching back and forth between digital and traditional learning gives students the flexibility to find the best fit as their needs change. They can learn at a time that’s most convenient for them and allows them to continue to meet work and family obligations while they’re training for a new career.
Nontraditional students are often at a disadvantage in traditional educational settings. For example, they may have to take care of children or work other jobs while they’re in school. Hyflex learning allows greater accessibility to nontraditional students. They can rewatch courses and access course materials if they struggle with a concept.
In a traditional classroom, students with learning disabilities may get left behind if they can’t take notes fast enough to keep up with the speaker. In a hyflex classroom, they don’t have to struggle because they can freely access all of the videos, interactive demos, and readings as often as they want.
Students who have different learning styles often thrive in hyflex courses. Instead of being confined to one learning style – a lecturer standing in front of the class presenting the material, they can choose the learning method that suits them best. Some of your clients may learn better by reading, while others may learn better by participating in an interactive demonstration.
Hyflex classrooms can take advantage of innovative ed-tech learning solutions. Students can do hands-on learning in virtual environments that allow them to practice the real-world skills they’re learning.
AI-enabled interactive skills activities let your clients develop the skills they need to become proficient in new careers. In addition, they can master learning outcomes by working through multiple pathways.
When you’re evaluating job training options for your clients, look for those that provide hyflex learning benefits. MedCerts is on the cutting edge of student-centric ed-tech. Our online and distance learning training model provides self-paced training in rewarding, highly sought-after careers.
Your clients will develop the skills to launch a new career using innovative and immersive technology. Our unmatched student support program ensures they have the tools to make the most of their education, and our career center will help with job placement once they graduate.
Julie Campos is the Senior Director of Operations and Student Success at MedCerts. She brings over 14 years of experience in Online Higher Education in both Student Support and Enrollment and started her career at the University of Phoenix, serving most of her tenure as a student-facing leader.
Julie has her Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso, and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Her areas of expertise are student support in online higher education environments and working with nontraditional students. At MedCerts, she is focused on creating a pro-active student central support model for MedCerts students to reach their goals and has developed the MedCerts Student Support and Outreach Model, created MedCerts Student Success Advisor reports and Dashboards, as well as the Student Success Advisor Playbook. Her proactive approach to student support has been crucial in meeting MedCerts’ student’s needs, as well as completion and certification goals.
Julie has three children – a 10-year-old son and 12- and 4-year-old daughters, who keep her and her husband busy with sports. She is also an avid crafter with an entire room of her home dedicated to the hobby. In her free time, she enjoys teaching wreath making and even has a few “how-to” YouTube videos on the subject!