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Rethinking the Library

Like every space in educational environments, the library now is being rethought and reorganized.  It’s becoming a place where students are engaged in the business of becoming learners, and unfortunately library space planning has often failed to keep up.  Read Full Issue As a result, institutions are now rethinking how libraries function and what people need from […]

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Active Learning Spaces

Smarter spaces to improve student success. Why our learning spaces must be reinvented. You’ll be amazed, perhaps astounded to learn that today’s classrooms look almost exactly like then ones you sat in 5, 10, or even 50 years ago. Despite revolutionary technology, the information explosion, and an interconnected planet, the typical college classroom is fixed […]

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FlexFrame™ Workwall Supports Higher Education

FlexFrame™ workwall defines a new standard of performance in Higher Education Active Learning Spaces The changes converging on campus are extraordinary. Amidst all the changes in education, both educators and designers of learning spaces are rethinking classrooms, collaboration rooms, libraries, hallways, common areas and other in between spaces. Learning spaces must now incorporate user-friendly technology, […]

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Verb™ Classroom Collection

Our goal is to develop smarter active learning spaces that help students connect, get inspired and achieve deeper learning. Verb™ is an integrated collection of classroom furniture designed to support a full range of teaching and learning styles on demand. Classrooms often get in the way of active learning.  Instructors are introducing new pedagogies, mixing team […]

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Smart Learning Spaces

21st Century Learning Environments. Imagine a classroom that improves the transfer of knowledge, dramatically enhances collaboration, and engages multiple learning styles. Find out why Sean Corcorran, General Manager of Steelcase Education Solutions, stresses the importance of re-inventing learning spaces in the EdTech Digest interview. See what happens when two classes at Coastline Community College experience a Verb classroom for the first […]

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Node Featured on 60 Minutes

Seating for active learning classrooms Recently, the news program 60 Minutes visited renown global design firm IDEO to learn about design thinking, meeting with one of the most influential innovators of our time, co-founder David Kelley. See the interview, where Kelley describes IDEO’s partnership with Steelcase to reinvent the classroom and spotlighted Node seating. The […]

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Insight-inspired learning spaces.

Group/Lecture & Test/Discussion. At Franklin Interiors, we set out to do far more than simply update the classroom. Our goal was to rethink. Reinvent. Re-envision learning spaces.  How seats are arranged and technology is implemented. How communication and collaboration work. All so we can make learning more engaging, more empowering, more inspiring. For today, and […]

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Designing Colleges For More Than Connectivity

Educational design that emphasizes connection and collaboration, and also: actual pens and paper. The act of writing/sketching/concepting connects students to the whole process of becoming independent adult thinkers. Read the article. Recently, the news program 60 Minutes visited renown global design firm IDEO to learn about design thinking, meeting with one of the most influential […]

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Innovation enters the classroom

Steelcase 360 Featured Article I Want to see something amazing? Visit a college classroom. You’ll be amazed, perhaps astounded to learn that today’s classrooms look completely – like the ones you sat in five, 10, or even 50 years ago. Despite revolutionary technology, the information explosion, and an interconnected planet, not to mention improved teaching and […]

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