The Future is Now

The Future is Now

Schools and universities should strive to provide facilities that support and enhance 21st-century education goals.

Maybe the labels “school of the future” or “21st-century school” spark your imagination with fanciful science fiction scenarios: students arriving on jet packs instead of bicycles, or teleporting to a distant campus for their next class. Or maybe these characterizations are just cynical marketing gambits to attach a forward-looking brand identity onto an otherwise mundane place of learning.

The reality is that, to students, any school they attend is the school of their future—

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