As a ‘Societe à Mission’ and a Business Lab for Society, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), has decided to share its GEMHyflex solution with all of its peers that wish to leverage it. This comprehensive solution, developed by GEM in 2020, enables teachers to simultaneously deliver classes to students in person and remote, providing all of them with the same possibilities of interaction and immersion. An innovation and success that has triggered interest among multiple establishments in France and abroad.
“Since March 2020, many institutions have put emergency solutions in place to deliver classes simultaneously to students onsite and remote. Among the most common limitations of these solutions are that students attend the classes in a very passive manner, teachers are obliged to be behind their computers to deliver the classes, and the solutions are often so complex continuous support and assistance are required. The GEMHyflex classroom solution provides a quality response to the situation: the training required to use them is minimal, the teachers rapidly become independent and can create experiences similar to those of a traditional face-to-face setting. Remote students can freely participate and interact providing them with an in person experience too. This solution also provides extraordinary possibilities well beyond responding to the needs of the pandemic. Upon request, we have decided to share this innovation with our peers,” explains Armelle Godener, Director of Pedagogy at GEM.
GEMHyflex, Promoting Education for All
GEM equipped its 3 French campuses (Grenoble and Paris) with 32 GEMHyflex classrooms at the end of 2020 and plans to add 50 more GEMHyflex classrooms by the end of 2023. In addition to responding to the current constraints of the health crisis, this unique solution allows students that cannot physically be on the GEM campuses (for either a work-study program, an entrepreneurial project, an international experience, or a disability), to continue to attend classes.
Above all the GEMHyflex design ensures that:
‘Never again, will students that meet admission criteria to a program, be prevented from studying due to a disability, or any other obstacle that may not allow them to physically be in the classroom.’
Loïck Roche, Dean and Director of Grenoble Ecole de Management