"To achieve a competitive advantage, colleges will need to devise adaptable and flexible instructional spaces by providing embedded services, flexible furnishings, enhanced comfort, and individual control, thus allowing the learning experience to become a variety of “scenarios” in which conversation, collaboration, and engagement can occur. Primary emphasis will not be on color, form, and style, but on thoughtfully considering the user, pedagogy, social context, and impact of the experience on the surrounding environment.
Technology will continue to cause a rethinking of traditional methods of instruction, liberating the educational experience from a single place to a “learning anywhere, anytime” modality. Mobile digital communication tools will be increasingly embedded in the experience. Spaces that “sense” learner needs and consequently adapt and respond to those needs will make the learning experience both educational and transformational. The Internet will be an immersive experience, and the traditional concept of “campus” will change forever."