In today's connected world, old school classrooms are no longer relevant to the way students learn. Named the 'wired' generation, today's university students grew up plugged into the internet and with mobile devices in their pockets, and this has translated into how they learn in schools. Enter any university lecture hall today and you're likely to see more students with their laptops and tablets out, taking notes, than sitting with a pencil and paper.
The University of Melbourne in Australia understood this. Seeking to adapt their classrooms to how students actually learn today, the university partnered with Ferco Seating to install seats that provide integrated power and data points in its Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre. With the FT10 Wrimatic chairs, students can be sure that their electronic devices will never run out of juice in the middle of a lecture. Another aspect that makes this seat great? Its height adjustable leg that make it wheelchair-friendly.