Verizon Sourcing LLC | October 28, 2021
Verizon Business today announced new BlueJeans Meetings enhancements, including a bundle of features to support hybrid and remote learning. Available as part of specific BlueJeans Meetings plans, or for education customers at a special discounted rate, the new BlueJeans Remote Learning feature pack allows instructors to build a custom teaching experience without the overhead associated with hosting traditional online classes.
Despite connectivity, education and delivery challenges faced by universities and corporate training leaders at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and students are realizing the benefits of leveraging remote learning tools for education. Adopting an engaging approach to online teaching could further improve operations and students’ experiences. Intended for the classroom setting, online instruction or corporate learning sessions, BlueJeans’ Remote Learning features focus on making the teacher a central part of the learning environment and provides the opportunity for educators to bring their own unique style into the remote setting.
“Teachers are telling us they’re lost, and they’re struggling to keep students engaged in today’s live virtual setting. Having to spend time playing administrator and technical support expert is minimizing their ability to think through compelling, interactive ways to deliver the curriculum virtually. By bringing together our comprehensive education, collaboration and training features into one consolidated experience, we’re making it easy for teachers to operationalize their learning environment so they can go back to focusing on what matters most—educating students.”
Amy Jefferson, Head of Americas Revenue and Growth, BlueJeans by Verizon
Simplified, Customizable Classroom Management
By turning on the Teacher Dashboard, BlueJeans provides instructors with all the necessary classroom management tools they need in one place, making it easier for educators to navigate the complexities of virtual teaching environments so they can focus on having fun with teaching. Designed to save teachers time from the administrative duties of hosting a virtual class, these tools provide easy access to arrange students in gallery view or spotlight a presenter, share content, chat and so much more.
Furthermore, going beyond “just meeting” virtually, instructors will now have the ability to build a custom teaching experience that is best suited for their lessons, students and teaching style. This dynamic view intelligently arranges participants on screen, giving full visibility to the instructors of everything that’s happening in their classroom.
Inclusive and Engaging Learning Environment
As a core element of effective learning, student engagement has traditionally been harder to unlock in virtual settings. Optimized for student engagement, BlueJeans’ Remote Learning features allow the entire class and instructor to collaborate and engage with the information being discussed. The always accessible chat wizard, breakout sessions, participant reactions, intelligent highlights and multi-participant whiteboard increases opportunities for everyone to engage during a live teaching session. Key Remote Learning features include:
Customizable Layouts: See your entire classroom in one view along with all the tools needed to effectively run and manage your session.
Flexible Views: View the entire class in gallery view or the way you like. Sort the video layout on participation level, alphabetical or in priority of raised hand first.
Student Rosters: Know your audience. Keep track of who is joining the session and who is in the waiting room (if activated).
Floating Chats: Never miss a beat or simply multi-task with the new floating chat wizard. Continue messaging while sharing content, whiteboarding or annotating.
Teaching Apps: Elevate the effectiveness of remote learning sessions with quick access to all the essential teaching applications, such as Collab Board, Breakout Sessions, Polling/Q&A and Smart Meeting highlights.
Verizon Communications Inc. was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $128.3 billion in 2020. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
Carlton University | March 25, 2022
On March 24th, Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business announced a collaboration with Academic Partnerships (AP) to provide a fully online MBA program starting in July. The online MBA expands Carleton’s capabilities to deliver affordable and quality education. The partnership comes on the heels of the growing demand for flexible and convenient education in management studies. The program is aimed at working professionals seeking to advance their careers, but through learning that lets them set their own schedule.
Students can apply for one of four specialized online MBA programs:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics
MBA with a concentration in Financial Management
MBA with a concentration in Management and Change
"The Sprott School of Business atCarleton Universityis delighted to collaborate with Academic Partnerships to offer professionals acrossCanadaaccessto high quality and flexible online MBA programs. We took great care to select a partner that brings significant experience and insight to online education delivery, as well as an openness to co-create a unique academic offering that meets the needs of professional learners and organizations.”
-Dana Brown, dean of the Sprott School of Business
Pearson | April 06, 2022
Northeastern University's Bouvé College of Health Sciences is teaming up with Pearson, the world's leading learning company, to deliver a set of advanced nursing degrees online, in formats that are heavily work- and practice-oriented. The programs connect learners with clinical teaching faculty, peers and real-world projects through a mix of specially designed anytime/anywhere asynchronous learning and two clinical intensives hosted on Northeastern's vibrant Boston campus.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees offer focus on an Advanced Practice Nursing Specialty. In the MSN, learners have three concentration options:
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track, which advances training for a wide range of mental health services for adolescents, adults and geriatric populations
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) path, to provide primary care services across the lifespan
The Adult Gerontology Primary (AGPCNP) track, which prepares learners for advanced practice roles in the care of adults over 18 years of age and geriatric patients in primary and preventive care (outpatient and community based) settings
The program meets the requirements for the student to take the national boards for certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse within their chosen specialty area of practice or study.
These advanced nursing programs are affordable as well as accessible. Students may choose to participate in the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students can complete the program in 24 months.
Northeastern University is known for experience-driven learning. The online nursing programs will include simulations, augmented reality (AR) and the option to pursue projects that are workplace-integrated; connected to real-world, on-the-job initiatives.
The new MSN program will launch in Fall 2022.
"Here at Bouvé, students are prepared for a career of professional excellence and leadership through advanced educational opportunities that differentiate them from their peers within the health sciences and health-related fields, The Master of Science in Nursing courses leverage innovative AR technology and our faculty expertise in simulation education to replicate real-world situations and challenges our nurse professionals would solve on a daily basis. Clinician-patient connection is critical to our experiential curriculum, and our students have myriad opportunities to apply what they learn to real-world settings."
-Carmen Sceppa, Dean of Bouvé College.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for nurse practitioners is projected to grow 45 percent from 2019 to 2029, among the fastest-growing occupations. At the same time, the U.S. could see a shortage of up to 124,000 physicians by 2034, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
"We are excited to partner with Pearson to help address the global shortage of nurses, Together we deliver distinctive experiential and job-relevant learning experiences that position graduates for successful, rewarding and vital careers."
-Deanna Raineri, Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor at Northeastern University.
"We are honored to continue our commitment with Northeastern University, and also our commitment to learners everywhere, Our partnership dates back to 2007 and this is a next step in our continuing efforts to build a comprehensive and deep partnership with Northeastern to serve learners through world-class, flexible opportunities to pursue advanced degrees."
-Kees Bol, managing director, Pearson Online Learning Services.
Through this partnership, Pearson will provide comprehensive online program management (OPM) services including marketing, recruitment, student support and retention, and a 24/7/365 helpdesk. Pearson has worked with Northeastern University for the past 14 years, supporting a host of online learning programs from an online MBA program to online master's programs in Tax and Finance.
At Pearson, our purpose is simple: to add life to a lifetime of learning. We believe that every learning opportunity is a chance for a personal breakthrough. That's why our c.20,000 Pearson employees are committed to creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are the world's leading learning company, serving customers in nearly 200 countries with digital content, assessments, qualifications, and data. For us, learning isn't just what we do.
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-powered lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; and Vancouver—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.