Today, one thing I envy about being a student is the availability of innovative education technologies. One of which is of course my personal favorite, video conferencing. I have to dig deep into my memory bank and think about my days as a collegiate, but I firmly believe that video conferencing would have enhanced my experience.
Nothing can replace the richness of face-to-face classroom dynamics, but video eliminates distance, invites collaboration, and increases mobility for both the student and the teacher. Here are just 10 ways to use video conferencing in the classroom.
Remember the times when being social meant getting together and connecting face to face? Somewhere along the way the rise of the internet and the ubiquity of mobile devices and cloud systems, socializing has come to mean digital posting of comments, pictures and videos on various social networks. Suddenly it seems that every aspect of what we used to do face to face has migrated to the web.
What’s scarier than trying to figure out a complicated room system remote? Realizing your cost per meeting for hardware you're not even using! At Blue Jeans, we frequently hear that customers just don’t use their room systems because they're complex to operate or are unable to connect with other solutions. But when you underutilize those room systems there’s the risk of falling into hidden trapdoors!
Hurricane Sandy disrupted things across the Eastern seaboard today, but inside the Blue Jeans cloud, the team couldn't really tell the difference. That's because like any other day, thousands of Blue Jeans meetings went off without a hitch. We had a typical Monday pattern for meetings and minutes, but the only noticeable difference was the endpoint mix for our East Coast customers.
If you had 24 hours to hack up new innovations for your product, what do you think you’d come up with?
At Blue Jeans' 3rd Hackathon, the team came up with 13 new groundbreaking features for our product. Though we can’t spill the beans on the particulars of any of these projects, suffice to say that some of the ideas we came up from the last Hackathon are the LinkedIn and Salesforce integrations. Check out the pictures from the event.
Got 2 minutes till your video conference call meeting? No worries, you can jump into the meeting really quickly by typing in a Blue Jeans pairing code from your room system. Now you don't have to waste time poring over a complicated remote control or type in a meeting ID or participant code. At Blue Jeans, connecting to a video call is as easy as slipping into your favorite denims! Here's how to connect and manage a meeting by pairing code.
Just about 2 years ago I was offered an opportunity to challenge myself both personally and professionally by joining Blue Jeans in its very early stages. Up until that point I had been gainfully employed with one of the largest market shareholders in the video conferencing space, Polycom.
I love my job. I think I love it even more because I get to use video conferencing every day. People are fearful about using video conferencing because I think they see it as too big of a leap from what they’ve been used to. But I know once I crossed that divide, I was never the same and my professional life is better for it. Here I share the Top 10 Perks of Using Video Conferencing for My Career.
Here at the office, we love using Blue Jeans for our meetings. But we tend to forget that there is a segment of the larger population that is simply afraid of being on video. I got some fantastic insight about why that is and wanted to explore it further.
The benefits of video over audio-only calls are clear: better engagement, improved collaboration, and increased productivity. Not to mention, it's fun to see your colleagues and build rapport faster than you normally would over the phone. So if the advantages are apparent, why don't people just do it?
I love video. Today, I am lucky enough to be able to use the product I'm selling, in order to sell it. Before I came to Blue Jeans, I was stuck making boring audio calls to my customers wondering to myself, “Is he even listening? Did she get my joke? Do they have a need?”