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With each interaction, educators see the increasing value of incorporating video conferencing into their classrooms. From distance learning, bringing on guest lecturers, to holding virtual office hours, video breaks down the walls of the classroom to introduce new and inventive ways of learning.

At Blue Jeans Network we’re thrilled to be part of this innovation, and our education customers are just as excited, embracing it in full force by utilizing our platform in ways we hadn’t even thought of. EDU has taught us a thing or two, and here are five tactics we give an A+:

-        Connecting 300 remote advanced calculus students to an instructor’s lecture hall room system

-        Teach online sign language courses, leveraging video to enable to enable real-time communication and learning

-         Allow students to hold video conference interviews with law firms through their on-campus career center

-        Conduct 2-hour open Q&A ‘virtual office hours’ with professors in both China and Germany

-        Facilitate online meetings for executive MBA students who are employees of Fortune 500 companies and travel for work

Face time is a crucial part of learning, but the ability to share PowerPoint presentations and other media through Blue Jeans is another benefit that elevates the experience to another level.

Want to see how Blue Jeans fits in your classroom? Learn more this week at Educause—we’ll be at Booth 643 with a live demo. Let us know how you’d use video in the classroom—tweet your thoughts to @BlueJeansNet with the #EDU13 hashtag.