There’s a teaching tech known as HyFlex
And it’s what UF plans to do next.
If this tech is used well,
Things can go really swell.
If used poorly, instruction is hexed.
Why watch students’ backs filmed from a room
When you’d see all their faces on Zoom?
Like the teacher, they’re masked —
So the questions they ask
Will sound muffled. Discussion is doomed.
Can remote students feel they’re included
When HyFlex makes them further secluded?
Do we read Chat on Zoom?
Talk to those in the room?
Might the Spring HyFlex Plan be deluded?
Marsha Bryant is a professor of English at the University of Florida.