Education Resources

Outlook for Educational Environments

Education is under the microscope these days. New technology, flexible rooms, student engagement and other trends are having a big impact on classroom design. Check here for current ideas and research on the subject, including some pioneering work done by Steelcase Education Solutions as well as other leading figures in the education and design fields.



Essays, research, studies, white papers and more from industry leaders, manufacturers, scholars, best-selling authors and others who offer their unique take on a wide range of workplace issues.

  • Steelcase 360: The Education Edition

    This Education Edition is a compilation of 360 stories that explore these insights and demonstrate how new active learning environments improve student engagement and outcomes and help prepare them for success in the creative economy.

  • Steelcase White Paper: How Classroom Design Affects Student Engagement

    New data from ongoing Steelcase Education studies shows that classrooms designed for active learning—i.e., where physical space supports a focus on engaging experiences for students and faculty— have a significant effect on student engagement.

  • EdTech Digest Article: Smart Spaces

    An interview with Sean Corcorran, general manager, Steelcase Education Solutions, discussing why our learning spaces must be reinvented.

  • Steelcase 360, White Paper: Technology Empowered Learning: Six Spatial Insights

    Steelcase Education researchers conducted a design research study at 16 schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States to better understand the dynamics and spatial implications of technology-empowered learning. Six spatial insights emerged for blended learning environments that achieve maximum results for students and instructors.



News and thought-provoking views from notable industry publications and observers. Often inspiring, sometimes entertaining, and certainly helpful for following trends in the industry.

  • Educause

    Educause is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of
    information technology and helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape
    strategic IT decisions.

  • Campus Technology

    Campus Technology magazine is monthly publication that provides in-depth coverage on the technologies influencing colleges and universities across the nation featuring best practices, industry trends and expert advice. CT is the go-to resource for higher education professionals looking to explore and implement the
    latest technological innovations within the higher education landscape.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper that presents news , information and jobs for university faculty and administration professionals. Subscribers also receive the annual Almanac of Higher Education and special reports on diversity, the academic workplace, online learning, and other topics.

  • eSchool News

    eSchool News covers the intersection of technology and innovation in education, focusing on how technology helps improve learning and transforms schools.

  • Education Week

    Educaiton Week provides weekly news on American education issues.



Big ideas deserve the spotlight, like these books. Here are some of our favorites because of the important lessons they offer on organizational behavior, productivity, workplace trends and more.



Intriguing stories and ideas presented in visually compelling ways. You’ll find both quick insights as well as longer discussion about trending design issues, furnishings and more.



Hands-on tools for architects, designers and anyone involved in workspace planning to help with developing or conveying design intent, space allocation and layout, and more.

  • Steelcase Insights and Applications Guide

    The guide provides the latest thinking on spaces all around campus, including research, design guidelines and applications. Also included are our higher education product offerings in seating, tables, visual work tools, technology and faculty stations.

  • Steelcase Planning Ideas for Educational environments

    These thoughtstarters can be used as a resource to help inspire, envision or plan your educational environment solutions. Each application provides 2D & 3D visuals, pricing and specifications for detailed reference.

  • Steelcase Education Pinterest Page

    Steelcase helps leading educational organizations create the places that can unlock the promise of their people.

  • NBS Education Pinterest Page

    Check out what the NBS Education Team has pinned on Pinterest.