Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Educate
Amazon Web Services announced the launch of AWS Educate, whose goal is to help students and teachers use real-world technology in classrooms. It is designed to help teachers seeking cloud-related course content, to teach them how to use the technology and to provide students with cloud-technology experience. This all comes with AWS credits.
In a press release, AWS said that their educational grants have been able to give teachers and students cloud technology that they have then used to put big ideas into motion. The primary goal of AWS Educate is to help more students learn cloud technology and how to use it to do this.
Upon approval, the program will be free for institutions, students or educators to join. There will also be some benefits to using the program. Educators and students can apply for and redeem AWS credits for eligible services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon Relational Database Service, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Glacier.
Educators and students will gain hands on experience through web-based training and self-paced labs. They will also have access to collaboration forums, AWS resources and other education contents including videos, case studies of customers, assignments, and webinars related to courses and practices.
This step for online education combined with more affordable education services can not only benefit the industry but also innovation.