A 4C Model for Hyflex Classrooms

Henry C. B. Chan, Yi Dou, Yue Jiang, Ping Li

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In last two years, universities around the world have been using hyflex teaching due to COVID-19. This allows students to attend physical/online lectures in a flexible manner. A hyflex class comprises classroom students as well as online students. In this paper, we present a model for hyflex classrooms that highlights 4Cs: Content, Collaboration, Community and Communication. Based on the 4C model, a hyflex classroom has been designed and implemented through various teaching/learning tools or elements. These include the effective use of presentation slides, annotations, chatbox, open education resources, multiple choice exercises, group exercises etc. The effectiveness of these tools/elements were evaluated by means of an initial student survey. These results provide valuable insights into hyflex teaching/learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE 46th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)
EditorsHong Va Leong, Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani, Yuuichi Teranishi, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Hiroki Kashiwazaki, Dave Towey, Ji-Jiang Yang, Hossain Shahriar
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781665488105
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2022
Event46th IEEE Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 20221 Jul 2022


Conference46th IEEE Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • COVID-19
  • Annotations
  • Computational modeling
  • Education
  • Collaboration
  • software


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