Eight cupcake-shaped microphones extend from the ceiling like futuristic stalactites. Two swiveling cameras flank the clock at the front of the room, taking aim at the rows of desks. A single camera at the back focuses its lens on the instructor, blackboard, and projection screen.
Northeastern’s classrooms are ready for hybrid learning.
To help meet density restrictions necessitated by the ongoing pandemic and provide flexibility for students and faculty, Northeastern has created a hybrid learning model called Hybrid NUflex. It will allow students, more than 80 percent of whom plan to return to campus, to learn, pose questions, and participate in discussions and group work together in both the classroom and at home.