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Amazon Initiative Offers Resources for Educators Switching to Remote Learning

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Education has introduced a set of free resources intended to help teachers and faculty in K-20 with their transitions to remote teaching and learning. In developing the roster of offerings, the "Educator Mobilization Initiative" looked to the results of a global survey among educators as well as its own education ambassadors who serve as evangelists for Amazon technologies.

Currently, the initiative offers:

  • Webinars on topics related to remote learning. The sessions last an hour and cover subjects such as project-based learning in distance education, gamification for the class, creating videos that students will watch and ensuring academic integrity.
  • Virtual "office hours," that provide participants with small group sessions on specific subjects and open times when people can ask more general questions.
  • Learning sessions on Amazon technologies, including lessons on cloud computing, chatbot creation and how facial recognition works.
  • Student-specific virtual events on artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things and how to start a career at Amazon.

AWS Educate has posted information about the project on its website.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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