The education-technology revolution is changing the way we teach and the way we learn. Lessons become more dynamic, student learning is ignited. Find out more about technology in schools and how space, technology and culture converge.


  • Laptop Checkouts Made Easy

    Learn how automated kiosks can facilitate convenient, on-demand access to laptops and tablets, ensuring every student has the tools needed for academic success.

  • The Future of Learning Environments

    In this webinar, a panel of higher education technology managers and education leaders will discuss these trends as well as resources available to help institutions plan, design, and assess campus learning spaces and develop their own vision for the classroom of the future.

  • Mastering School Asset Management

    Discover strategies to increase the value of your school's Master Plan and FCA via accurate equipment data.

  • Transforming Cleaning: Schools Embrace Robots and AI

    See for yourself how Brain Corp’s Robotic Floor Scrubbers are helping schools stay on top of their cleaning by freeing up their staff.

  • Instructional Audio Is at The Center of Connected Classrooms

    Discover how top-notch audio solutions enhance instruction, boost student engagement, and support diverse teaching methods. Dive into this guide and explore advanced products for clear communication and safe connectivity.


  • Smart Lockers

    A Case for Campus Mailroom Efficiency

    The vast majority of university mail service centers were constructed prior to the advent of the digital age. Now, in the days of social media and same-day shipping, receiving or sending a letter in the mail is an uncommon occurrence, while online shopping and package delivery have seen a meteoric rise. 05/22/2024

  • K–12 Grants

    The Important Role of Data to Maximize Grant Funding

    Federal and state governments announce available funds to public school districts throughout the year. These are usually tens or hundreds of millions of dollars meant to help schools with infrastructure upgrades or replacements. There’s a catch to all these grants, though: Schools must apply for the funding through an oftentimes complicated and detailed application process with a strict deadline. 05/17/2024

  • Learning Space Design
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    The Future of Learning Environments: Flexibility, Simplicity, Connectivity

    Spaces4Learning recently convened a panel of ed tech experts to discuss how technology and design can help create a better learning experience for all students — and how institutions can plan, design, and assess their own vision for the classroom of the future. 04/03/2024

  • Predictions & Trends

    Spaces4Learning 2024 Predictions for Educational Facilities: Part 1

    We asked our readership to send us their predictions for 2024 trends in educational facilities. Across K–12 and higher-education campuses both, we asked for opinions on topics like technology, flexible learning spaces, campus safety & security, disaster response, and more. This article is the first in a three-part series compiling responses from educational professionals and vendors. 02/01/2024

  • Emerging Technology

    AMR Scrubbers Free Up Staff for More Human-Centered Duties

    Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) are the future; Isaac Asimov and the rest of classic sci-fi have been telling us this for decades. 07/10/2023

  • Campus Amenities

    Esports: The Next Great Space to Learn

    Schools across the country and world are incorporating esports or competitive videogaming into their curriculum—even offering full and partial scholarships—to meet the growing popularity and demand of virtual sports. 06/14/2023

  • Facility Focus
    University of Louisiana Monroe Active Learning Classroom

    University of Louisiana Monroe Installs Active Learning Classroom

  • Cybersecurity

    Audits Reveal Cybersecurity Weaknesses in New York School Districts

    The Office of the New York State Comptroller has completed audits on three school districts in the state. The audits uncovered that the districts have neglected to follow some crucial cybersecurity policies, leaving them potentially vulnerable to cyberattacks. 02/25/2021

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    Best Projectors for Schools

  • Reader Survey
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    The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 Policy in Education

    COVID-19 has changed and will continue to change every aspect of education in K–12 and higher education for the foreseeable future. We polled our readership to learn of the experiences taking place across the nation and get a glimpse of what's being planned going into the spring 2021 semester and beyond. 12/01/2020

  • HVAC
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    Using AI to Ensure Healthy Air In School Facilities

    AI can change its instructions to your HVAC equipment based on the number of students in a room, the time of day, changes in weather throughout the day, and more, all while ensuring a comfortable environment for your building occupants. 08/18/2020

  • Technology
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    Learning Space Design Plays a Key Role in Supporting Tech Use

    What does it mean for a learning space to support the use of technology? It means the space has been intentionally designed to make it easy for teachers and students to seamlessly use any technology they might need, without having to disrupt a lesson or cut into valuable learning time. 07/27/2020

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    School Safety and Security: The Value of Knowing What You Don’t Know

    School districts should conduct comprehensive threat vulnerability assessments that not only focus on existing measures already in place, but also encapsulate a thorough review of operational safety and security focused policies and procedures. 07/20/2020

  • proper distancing in schools

    Rethinking School Spaces and Structures to Maintain Proper Distancing Amid COVID-19

    When students finally return to school after months of learning from home, there will be dramatic changes. Even when K-12 leaders are allowed to reopen their facilities, doing so safely and responsibly will require everyone to maintain proper distancing while they’re at school, experts agree — at least until there is a working vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. 07/01/2020

  • Industry Spotlight
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    Q&A with the Editor: Tim Nyblom and Dave O’Driscoll, HID Global

    We spoke to HID Global's Tim Nyblom, End User Business Manager - Higher Ed, and Dave O’Driscoll, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, about cloud and mobile technologies that will be important when universities reopen in the fall and in the next few years. 06/24/2020

  • Safely Reopening
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    How to Support Active Learning During a Pandemic

    The design of the learning space will play a critical role in enabling active learning to occur in a responsible manner. 06/10/2020

  • Technology
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    With E-Learning, School Districts Are Building the Foundation for Better Learning Outcomes

    When the pandemic subsides, districts that haven’t already will likely take a closer look at e-learning and the skills and solutions that make it possible. 06/01/2020

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    How to Overcome the "COVID Slide"

    The COVID slide could exacerbate existing achievement gaps if K-12 leaders don’t take action. Here are four strategies that can help solve this challenge. 05/28/2020

  • technology
    Adapting to online instruction

    Adapting to Online in a Pinch

    Ideally every institution would be prepared for teaching continuity before an incident occurs. The following recommendations can be helpful even if your institution is already in the midst of a switch to remote teaching. 03/27/2020

  • Episode 2
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    Schools In Focus Podcast: 2020 Education Design Trends

    In this episode, Todd Ferking of DLR Group talks about education design that is geared toward the future. 03/04/2020

  • K-12 Remote Learning
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    Moving to K-12 Digital Learning Fast: Where to Start

    As coronavirus changes life as we know it, these education experts offer advice on how to make the transition to online instruction. 03/01/2020

  • Editor's Note

    Resources for Remote Learning

  • Planning & Design
    Pathfinder Kindergarten Center: photo ©Chris Roberts, courtesy of DLR Group

    K-12 Design Trends to Watch in 2020

    Just as Winston Churchill once said, “we shape our buildings and thereafter they shape us,” designers must consider how education environments of the next decade will shape student behavior. 02/26/2020

  • Makerspaces
    The new culinary lab at Downers Grove South. Each lab contains six large work stations that look like kitchen islands that faces a teacher demonstration station at the head of the class.

    High School Culinary Makerspaces Draw Inspiration From TV Food Shows

    Community High School District 99, located just outside of Chicago, is harnessing foodie culture to revamp culinary arts facilities at two of their high schools — Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South. 01/29/2020

  • Parking and Transportation
    Ridesharing on Campus

    Let's Share a Ride: Promoting Carpooling on Campus

    When students, faculty or staff carpool, the end result is less congestion on campus roads and a greener campus. The key to promoting carpooling is in your students’ hands. 01/17/2020

  • Higher Ed Technology
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    3 Ways AV Can Draw People to Campus

    Today’s audiovisual experiences reflect a digital world that strongly appears to tomorrow's higher education students. 01/01/2020

  • High Tech Trends

    The 15 Key Technology Hurdles, Trends and Enablers for 2020

  • Technology
    Here are a few areas to focus on to ensure a smooth transition to a beautiful, up-to-date, and informative website that serves your needs, connects your community, and shows your school in the best possible light.

    6 Tips to Redesign Your School's Website

    Overhauling your school’s site can feel like a daunting undertaking, but it can be a painless process with no downtime. Here are a few areas to focus on to ensure a smooth transition to a beautiful, up-to-date, and informative website that serves your needs, connects your community, and shows your school in the best possible light. 12/17/2019

  • Technology

    Spotlight On: Online Monitoring and Student Safety

    In this interview, Richard Fuller, Executive Chairman of Impero Software, which provides online monitoring and classroom management software to schools, provides his take on using technology to support student safety. 12/04/2019

  • Cyber Security

    Schools Must Call for Resiliency in the Face of Increasing Cyber Threats

    For policymakers, educational institutions and their IT leaders, and even concerned parents, collaborative cybersecurity efforts should rally around the concept of resilience, or the ability to bounce back. 12/02/2019

  • School Safety
    Facial recognition technology is more frequently being utilized in K-12 schools. But how exactly does facial recognition work?

    Q+A with a Facial Recognition Expert

    We spoke to Mike Vance, Senior Director of Product Management at RealNetworks, the company behind SAFR K-12 to get a clearer picture of how their product can boost school safety. 11/08/2019

  • Esports

    IP Brings the Wow Factor To Educational Esports Programs

    The technical requirements you need to know to start a K-12 or higher education esports program. 11/01/2019

  • Emerging Technologies
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    Reimagine Education With AV

  • School Safety
    Regarding school security, it’s important that we see facial recognition as a tool, rather than as a panacea. Technology needs to be thoughtfully incorporated into a larger plan for it be effective.

    How to Effectively Utilize Facial Recognition for School Security

    It’s been one year since St. Therese Catholic Academy in Seattle made the decision to adopt facial recognition technology as one of their security tools — here’s what they've experienced since doing so. 10/15/2019

  • Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

    Changing the Landscape

    Innovative AV technologies are changing the higher ed experience. 10/01/2019

  • Technology Infrastructure

    Federal Ed Tech Funding Under Evaluation for 2020

    The nearly $4 billion FCC program enters its fifth year since funding for networking infrastructure became available to schools and libraries. This article examines recent action taken by the FCC that could change how these institutions can access funds beginning in 2020. 08/08/2019

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    Trends: Key Developments Driving School Design

  • Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)
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    The Future of School Security

    From stronger but less intrusive safety measures and “shut-down” protocols to juggling varying degrees of clearance in a complex environment, schools and airports share many of the same challenges and goals in public security. 07/01/2019

  • Looking Forward
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    Trends In Education

    Life's one constant is change and College Planning & Management is here for it. From the expansion of big data to plant-forward dining options, schools are adapting with the times. Here's a look at what's happening now and into the future. Is your school ready for what's next? 07/01/2019

  • Editor's Note (The View From Here)

    The Technological Transition

  • Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)
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    AV Technology and Active Learning

    Audiovisual components are becoming integral tools in active learning spaces. 07/01/2019

  • Trends

    View From the Industry

    Look inside for commentary from experts in the field who share their perspective on trends in education and the effect those changes will have on various learning environments. 07/01/2019

  • Technology (Innovations for Education)
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    AV Innovations for Today’s Classrooms

    More higher education institutions are adopting an audiovisual technology-enabled approach to learning. 06/01/2019

  • Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)
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    7 Tips to Ensure Your District Is 'Digital from Day 1'

    Three district-level directors of technology share their best practices for ensuring that your digital initiatives are ready to go the moment students set foot in the classroom. 06/01/2019

  • Immersive Technology: The Gateway to the Future Campus Community

  • Setting Social Media Boundaries Between Teachers and Students

  • Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

    Flexibility With AV

    AV technology is changing how we deliver higher education. 04/01/2019

  • Business Practices

    Integrated ERP Solutions

    It's time to learn all of the features so you can make use of their full value. 03/01/2019

  • smart campus

    The Future of Higher Education: Smart Campuses

    From the IoT to self-driving cars, college and university campuses are becoming more efficient and productive with the development and deployment of new technologies. 03/01/2019

  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)
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    What to Ask When Outsourcing SaaS

    Here are five questions to ask potential partners when seeking to outsource Software as a Service (SaaS). 01/01/2019