Action Research involves four steps: the planning stage, the acting stage, the developing stage, and the reflecting stage. My topic is to re-structure my radiography class into a flex model of blended learning (half online, half face-to-face) and research whether this model can increase collaboration among dental hygiene students. The planning stage is going to continue until I can implement the course in the fall of 2017. One of the most important aspects of planning is reviewing the literature. As the course proceeds, I can develop it by changing and building on the course as needed. Surveys will be given to students to assess their perceptions of the course’s impact on collaboration halfway through and at the end of the course. Once the 10-week course is complete, I can reflect on what worked and what needs improvement. My outline for implementation can be found here.