Traditional college computer labs are being phased out in favor of more flexible work spaces.

Computer labs have been a staple of colleges and other institutions of learning for quite some time.

But the static rooms filled with rows of computers are seen as an archaic setup now that most  of students own laptops.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that labs are beginning to be phased out and replaced with much different spaces:

Institutions agree that computer labs, much like student centers and libraries before them, are due for an extreme makeover. That is why several technology officials contacted by The Chronicle believe in creating work spaces that hardly resemble the computer labs of the past.

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