Imagine a student heading to college in 2022. How will her campus experience differ from ours? What changes has digital technology made?
I have been exploring those questions in this space for the past year, probing the future from different angles.1 To wrap up the series, in this final column I’ll draw together themes from our very turbulent year. Three scenarios offer divergent stories of that future student’s academic experience. Call them science fiction for now, before they become accounts of current events, then history—or myth.