Even in a post-COVID landscape we imagine that greater social distancing will be commonplace, so we envisage lower density classrooms and students spaced one metre apart. Having room dividers and flexible furniture will give us the ability to shape the classroom according to different needs.
For a while now, we have seen students prefer small groups, collaborating rather than attending lectures. To cater to this, we will have more active learning classrooms with flexible furniture. We do not expect to have so many lecture theatres as we have seen how effective it is to deliver interactive ‘lectures’ via platforms such as Zoom.