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Osborne Tests HyFlex Model

Jan. 29, 2013

Last year, Animal Sciences leads Jeanne Osborne and Henry Zerby received a 2012 Departmental Impact Grant from the OSU Office of the CIO and implemented, with the information technology support of Michael Chakerian (Animal Sciences), the completed project autumn semester. Osborne used the HyFlex instructional model, which allows students to choose an online or classroom setting on a regular basis. Representatives on the project from Learning Technology, OCIO, included Robert Griffiths and Tom Evans. Contributors involved with project development included Henry Griffy (Learning Technology), Michelle Hendrick (Animal Sciences), and Warren Flood (CFAES, Assessment Consultant), as well as numerous others around OSU who provided input and suggestions. Read more about Osborne's experience as instructor of the revamped Animals in Society course (2367) at Osborne will be assessing the outcome of the revamped course structure and students' impression of it. The course is again offered this semester (spring). Read more about the HyFlex instructional model at Osborne will be presenting at Innovate (, March 26-27) with Tom Evans and Mike Chakerian and will be a panel member for a discussion planned February 20, "Capitalize On Your Time Together: HyFlex and Flipped Models" ( She will also present "Developing Innovative Second-level Writing Courses on Semesters" February 2 with Tom Evans, Greg Hitzhusen (SENR), and Jeremy Brooks (SENR) at the Writing Matters in a Changing World Conference (Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, The purpose of the Impact Grants is to "increase student engagement, facilitate greater instructor efficiency, and enable anyplace/anytime learning through purposeful technology use in a course impacting students." Read more at The next round of impact grants are due April 1.