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The BlendFlex model: how does that work?

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

We expect that the 2020-2021 academic year will require a significant amount of flexibility on the part of both faculty and students. The BlendFlex delivery model is intended to offer the maximum flexibility possible to accommodate a variety of shifting scenarios without compromising high academic quality expectations. For any typical instructional week, the class would be split into smaller cohorts that meet physical distancing requirements in the assigned space. Students would only be permitted to attend one in-person class meeting per week. When not in a physical class, students would “attend” the balance of the weekly instruction remotely either synchronously (live) or asynchronously (through a recorded session). Students cannot choose which day to attend in person—their only option is their assigned cohort day. Faculty could theoretically utilize the same syllabi and lesson planning (each cohort is a sub-part of the actual course section).


Thomas Cavanagh

Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D. is Vice Provost for Digital Learning at the University of Central Florida. He oversees all classroom technology and the distance learning strategy, policies, and practices of one of the nation’s largest universities. He has been recognized with numerous awards from organizations such as the Online Learning Consortium, the United States Distance Learning Association, the IMS Global Learning Consortium, and the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technology. He is active in the higher education community and serves on a number of national advisory boards.