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From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Using BlueJeans for Learning & Development

Kids on Computer Using Video Conferencing

"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death."
Albert Einstein

Your education never stops. Every day of your life, whether you're in grade school, college, or in the corporate world, you are continually learning. From the day you are born, you are constantly learning something new—from how to sit up on your own to how to drive a car to how to code a website.

Regardless of the environment or form that learning takes, there's one commonality—video can make it easier. That’s why teachers, students, and corporations all over the world are using BlueJeans to augment the learning environment. BlueJeans is known for being the meetings platform for the modern workplace, but it's also the platform for modern education. 

Among our thousands of happy customers, there are many in what is commonly known as the EDU space, as well as many in the corporate world who use BlueJeans for training purposes. From the elementary school classroom to the company boardroom, we have you covered.

One of my favorite examples of this is Anthony Johnson, who uses BlueJeans to help him educate elementary school kids in North Carolina and in remote locations. Anthony has embraced how video can bring him, his students, their parents, and others from around the world together, and he’s using it to show his students parts of the world that they would otherwise never be able to see. 

Another innovative use of BlueJeans is how Classroom Champions brings Olympians into the classroom to help mentor children in underserved schools. By using video conferencing, students can see and talk to Olympic athletes, helping teachers enable mentorship in the classroom.

BlueJeans is also used at some of the top universities in the world including the University of Michigan, the Wharton School of Business, Princeton and USC just to name a few. Northwestern uses BlueJeans and an integration we developed with Canvas, a Learning Management Solution from Instructure, to teach online classes. Universities around the world also use BlueJeans to hold office hours with students, conduct faculty and staff meetings, and enable students to meet with one another for study sessions and group projects.

In addition to our integration with Canvas, BlueJeans has recently partnered with CirQlive to bring the ease of the BlueJeans experience to other learning management systems. This partnership means that faculty and staff can integrate BlueJeans Meetings with Moodle, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and others to create and join video meetings directly from the LMS of choice, ultimately allowing professors to focus on teaching their students—not the technology that enables it.

Outside of the traditional classroom, many of BlueJeans corporate customers leverage the BlueJeans platform and corporate Learning Management Solutions, such as Docebo, to train employees. Using video for training—whether it is a one-on-one session or conducted during a company-wide all-hands meeting—ensures that employees remain up-to-speed on the latest company news and product information. In one example, LinkedIn uses BlueJeans and an integration with technology partner Panopto to provide a YouTube-like experience for its employees to watch recorded meetings and training sessions. Doing so ensures that employees have the opportunity to learn what they need to know, when they need to know it.

Regardless of your age or environment, BlueJeans can help supplement your intellectual growth. Whether you use the platform to connect with mentors, view trainings, or something else, BlueJeans is here to make learning as easy as possible.

Try BlueJeans in your learning environment—free for thirty days.