Colleges Adapt (Slowly) to Classrooms 2.0

Susan Tusa for The Chronicle

A classroom at Michigan State U. is outfitted with Steelcase’s Node chairs, which can easily be moved around the room. The university recently bought more than 1,500 wheeled chairs.
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It's a sound that generations of college students and instructors know all too well: the cacophony of students dragging tablet-arm chairs from orderly rows into rough circles at a request to "form into groups."

"That certain squeaky squeal," as...

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