InfoComm 2023


Case Study: Seneca College's Hyflex Classroom Technology Journey

Jun 15, 2023
Education Session
Learning Spaces
There was a need for a technology-based innovation that facilitated hybrid synchronous delivery in classrooms. It was visualized that some students may physically be sitting in classrooms in a socially distanced way while the remaining participated remotely from their homes with the need to bringing the classroom experience to them. Post-pandemic Seneca College is offering more and more hybrid courses in flexible formats using HyFlex-enabled classrooms. To provide these new learning formats, Seneca had to add technology in classrooms and labs across our campuses. We had to collaborate with our academic stakeholders, schedulers and facilities to ensure we were meeting their timelines with having classrooms and labs equipped with flexible technology. By updating our spaces, the college was successful in creating an immersive experience for students (online remote and in class) and for instructors to deliver the course successfully without impact using the updated technology.
Learning Objectives
  • Understand stakeholder requirements for solutions to help the academic area continue delivering courses while maintaining or delivering the same in-class experience to remote students.
  • Understand the different challenges faced and how the IT department pivoted after the first version of the hyflex technology was installed.
  • Discuss how the hyflex technology has grown and been adopted by the college permanently.
Alvin Shum, DIRECTOR, SERVICE DELIVERY - Seneca College
Jason Cousins, PMP, MS, Manager, Technical Support and Audio Visual - Seneca College

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