Season 3 : Episode 2 - Published March 31, 2022

The HyFlex Learning Model with Dr. Brian Beatty

Effective design for multi-modal learning experiences is a complex process that requires a variety of considerations including content and resource accessibility, equivalent learning outcomes, and instructional workload management.

In this conversation, Dr. Brian Beatty discusses the core principles of the HyFlex Learning Model. He shares his knowledge about ways to successfully design a HyFlex classroom where students can choose what mode of learning works better for them and engage in building a learning community through in person, remote synchronous or asynchronous modes of participation.

Reference(s) mentioned in this episode:

Hyflex Learning Community -

Hybrid-Flexible Course Design online book -


Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. Brian’s primary areas of interest and research include social interaction in online learning, flipped classroom implementation, and developing instructional design theory for Hybrid-Flexible learning environments. At SFSU, Dr. Beatty pioneered the development and evaluation of the HyFlex course design model for blended learning environments, implementing a “student-directed-hybrid” approach to better support student learning.