- Nepris, a video-streaming startup for classrooms, is using LinkedIn to connect experts with teachers looking for ways to educate students about real-world opportunities and applications.
- Under the system, teachers submit requests for experts, which Nepris then posts to LinkedIn for professionals to sign up and volunteer.
- The program is the latest in a series of social good initiatives on the part of LinkedIn, which is also working on career opportunities for students.
Nepris’ model is a more general version of what some specialized schools are beginning to offer: a focus on what comes next after schooling ends. The most popular sessions with Nepris are in science and engineering — fields that can seem daunting to students just beginning to learn about them. It also seems like schools could use LinkedIn for other purposes, as well, like attracting potential speakers and experts (Nepris and LinkedIn have merely teamed up to streamline the process). Finding ways to utilize existing tech tools can help educators and administrators ease the process of making the real-world application of education more evident.