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Activity Number: 72
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Sunday, July 31, 2016 : 4:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #320115
Title: Investigating the HyFlex (Hybrid-Flexible) Model of Course Delivery in an Introductory Statistics Course
Author(s): Jackie Bryce Miller*
Companies: University of Michigan
Keywords: HyFlex model ; statistics education ; student choice ; introductory statistics

University of Michigan's Statistics 250 is an introductory statistics course with approximately 2000 students per semester in 6 lectures and over 60 lab sections. Currently one lecture section and one makeup lab section are offered in the HyFlex (hybrid-flexible) format. HyFlex at Michigan allows students to make the choice of how they attend lecture on a day-to-day basis. Students choose to attend remotely based on personal decisions and experiences. Additionally, the remote option is good for students who want to attend lecture when too ill to attend in person or due to travel commitments for university activities, or to accommodate tight class schedules. Prior research by Miller, Risser, and Griffiths (2013) at Ohio State found the most important gains for students from choosing their attendance mode were affective in nature. Formal research at Michigan, including the CAOS and SATS instruments and focus groups, was conducted during the Winter 2016 term. Findings from this research will investigate course performance and affective measures and will include suggestions for future research on the model.

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