The hybrid flexible, or HyFlex format (a model that was developed at San Francisco State University) is an instructional approach that combines face-to-face (F2F) and online learning. Each class session and learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously online, and asynchronously online. Students can decide how to participate. Central to this model is the principle that the learning is equivalent, regardless of the mode. All participants must have equitative access to the learning resources, the instructor, and one another. As it is a new way of teaching through technology, it may need updates and infrastructure, but despite this, it is very helpful thanks to its flexibility.
Hyflex has been incorporated throughout the world. For example, we can find it at the community college of New Orleans, at the University of Michigan, and at Cambrian College in Ontario. This flexibility can generate discomfort in some cases, for example in teachers or students who aren’t used to this kind of format, but it has positive factors, like easy access to it and learning opportunities.