When it comes to creative office spaces, “collaboration” and “flexibility” are the bywords of the moment. Companies happily invest in modular furniture and open-plan layouts that make it easier for workers to actually, well, work together. So wouldn’t it be natural for college campuses nationwide -- the feeders of tomorrow’s office workers -- to create like-minded classrooms?
The truth is, most college classrooms look shockingly similar to those that our parents and grandparents were educated in.
During my sophomore year of college at Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) I would get up almost every morning between 5:00 and 5:30 and ride my bike over to the track where I would join the other morning joggers. I am very much a morning person, but this is not the reason I would run so early in the day.
It was just too freakin' hot once the sun came up!
For those of you who run or jog long distance, you are going to understand the feeling I am about to describe. In runner's terms, it's called "hitting the wall."