HyFlex Meets Best Practice: Making BASA Online Modules More Flexible through Hybrid Teaching-Learning Settings

Project duration: 01/08/2021 - 31/07/2024

Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Hedwig Rosa Griesehop, deputy principal investigator: Ulrike Kollmann

Project staff: Ulrike Kollmann, Daniel Karwinkel, Bastian Vogel (academic staff), Patricia Keßler, Benjamin Jung (student assistants)


HyFlex meets Best Practice is part of the overarching joint project Hyflex, Hightech & Hightouch (H³): Enabling academic success through flexible competence development and teaching/learning scenarios.
Meeting the demands of work, study and private life is therefore a particular challenge for part-time students in the online-based degree programme in Social Work (BASA-online: Bachelor Social Work online). In addition to good time management, the focus is on innovative teaching-learning formats that meet the specific needs of the target group. In this sense, hybrid-flexible teaching/learning settings are being developed within the project, which contribute to greater flexibility through a variety of options. Existing methodological-didactic concepts are to be supplemented within the project with further innovative formats for the benefit of more successful learning processes in order to take the diversity of our students into account.
While the online modules in BASA-online are largely based on the idea of flexible, collaborative learning, the face-to-face modules are still time and place-bound. In a first step, hybrid settings are to be developed within the project, in which both on-site and online students can come together simultaneously (synchronously) in a teaching unit or activity or can complete a multimodal teaching unit with a time delay (asynchronously). This form of teaching only presents itself as an alternative teaching/learning setting for face-to-face teaching in the context of the pandemic and is to be systematically expanded and tested with this project.

Funding: Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre(Innovation in Higher Education Foundation)

Keywords: Hybrid Teaching, Flexibility, Didactic Innovations