Do Outdoor Classes Hold Promise for In-Person Learning Amid COVID-19?
by Tracy Birdwell and Tripp Harris When it comes to conducting classes this fall, most colleges seem to be stuck between holding in-person or remote classes, or some combination of the two. As a researcher who focuses on the design of educational spaces, I believe there’s a fourth option that’s not being given its due: outdoor spaces, such as open-air tents. From a learning space design perspective, this could be an effective way of maintaining in-person instruction, even when temperatures drop later in the fall. A few universities are taking class meetings outside as an innovative way to safely keep students on […]