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Converged (Flex) Modality

Converged Modality (Referred to as Flex):

Our description of converged modality (flex) courses aligns with professional practice and research literature.

Short Description:

Converged modality (flex) courses allow students to seamlessly switch amongst the modalities according to their needs, availability, or preference. Students select the attendance option on a per class basis.

Full description:

Converged modality (flex) courses combine online and face-to-face instruction simultaneously into one single classroom. Students can participate in class in different ways: as a synchronous distance learner (via real-time, video-streaming); as an asynchronous distance learner (accessing materials, recorded lectures, and responding at a later time); as a face-to-face learner (physically present in the classroom); or as a flexible learner (choosing how to participate each class; sometimes face-to-face, sometimes by streaming class sessions, etc.). It is up to the instructor to clarify expectations at the start of class; however, note that classes taught in converged modality may not have face-to-face attendance requirements. Students should consult with their advisor before signing up for a flex course.

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Peggy A. DeCooke, Ph.D.
SUNY Canton
MAC 610
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

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