Grenoble Ecole de Management promised that if health conditions allowed, classes could be delivered in a face-to-face format as of February 8, 2021. This promise has been kept as the GEMHyflex classrooms allow the number of students on campus to be controlled. Both students and professors have taken this evolvement very positively.
Céline Foss, Program Director for MSc Management in International Business:
" The GEMHyflex classrooms are a nice solution for both students and teachers as it combines face-to-face and online teaching. It is a great way to get back to some normality and be able to teach in a classroom with students present but also communicates with students online.
Teaching is easily prepared in advance as long as we know who will be in the classroom and who will be online. The interaction in class and with online students is perfect. Many things need to line up, including the technology, the course design, the focus on pedagogy and the engagement of the students and this is something GEM has managed very well. "
Maëlla-Flora Nimeskern, Bachelor of International Business Student:
"The GEMHyflex course model enables us to freely interact with students online as if they were in the classroom. It allows us to choose our preferred learning style: online or in-class. This system is very versatile and has many options."
Zishan Ahmad, Bachelor of International Business Student:
"In the online version, the interaction with the teacher is more natural than the regular Microsoft Teams format but the big plus is being able to see the students present in class. Psychologically, it played a role for me; I was more focused and active. Regarding the face-to-face version, it is a joy. The course is more dynamic, the contact with the teacher is better as well as the retention of information. Thanks to the GEMHyflex classes, my classmates and I can finish the program as we started it, in the same classroom."
Touleen Wazani, Bachelor of International Business Student:
"In such uncertain times, it was great to see the immense effort put into the production of GEMHyflex classes, such as having an assistant to aid with the technicalities of the process. The professors were able to maintain momentum with online and on-campus students, expand on interactions, and assure their presence for any further need of aid. "