Amazon Initiative Offers Resources for Educators Switching to Remote Learning
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Education has launched 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.
For more information, visit the AWS Educate site.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.