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Category: EdTechs

McGraw Hill delivers dynamic learning experiences with SHARPEN, powered by AWS

McGraw Hill, an AWS Partner, is an education technology (EdTech) and publishing company that provides educational content, software, and services for pre-K through postgraduate education. To meet evolving learner needs, McGraw Hill recently launched the SHARPEN app—a mobile study app that mimics the types of social media content feeds familiar to young learners to foster educational success. Developed in collaboration with the AWS Growth Advisory Team, this dynamic learning experience uses AWS.

Designing an educational big data analysis architecture with AWS

In this blog post, learn a high-level architecture, built on AWS, that uses a graph database to analyze unstructured and structured educational data that can, for example, help inform a recommendation to a student for the appropriate courses to take in their next semester based on multiple personalized data factors.

How graph databases can enhance learning

Graph database solutions like Amazon Neptune from AWS help organize learner information to enable more holistic analysis for educational institutions and education technology companies (EdTechs). By linking learner data from multiple sources and drawing new correlations from data, educators can deliver more personalized learning experiences. In this blog post, learn how educators can use graph databases to enhance the learning experience.

How EdTechs use AWS to connect and engage the learning community

Education technology (EdTech) startups around the world use cloud technology to help facilitate beneficial community connections and make education more collaborative and engaging. Some of these EdTechs get started with the AWS EdStart program, a startup accelerator designed to help EdTech entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, campus management, and more on the AWS Cloud. Discover how four AWS EdStart Members use AWS to create more connected and engaging educational experiences for learners around the world.

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Data is helping EdTechs shape the next generation of solutions

Forrester estimates that data-driven businesses are growing at an average of more than 30 percent annually. This is also happening at education technology companies. With new data sources have emerging, including real-time streaming data from virtual classrooms, mobile engagement, unique usage, and new learners, these data sources are shaping the next generation of EdTech products that engage learners meaningfully around the world. Learn how four AWS EdStart Members are utilizing data to power their solutions.

AWS EdStart expands to bring resources to EdTechs in Canada

Today, at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Toronto Summit 2022, we announced that AWS EdStart, the AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud, is now available to customers in Canada.

Using AWS to help students find an affordable college

Moneythink is an education technology nonprofit providing big solutions to help with college affordability, accessibility, and student loan debt. We built DecidED, a web app that runs on AWS and provides students across the country with guidance and support to understand financial aid options and budgeting for college costs. Our work gives students the cost transparency necessary to make clear decisions about their futures, and is especially beneficial for historically marginalized students, as they often lack resources due to institutionally imposed barriers.

Top 7 EdTech trends in 2022: A startup guide for EdTech entrepreneurs

The education technology industry is rapidly evolving. In 2021, education technology companies (EdTechs) had another record year of investments, mergers and acquisitions, and global expansion. To help early stage EdTechs entering the market navigate this unique point in history, AWS released the 2022 EdTech Startup Guide. The guide describes seven key trends in the EdTech market in 2022, along with market and technology recommendations for those who are developing or scaling their EdTech solutions. We’ve summarized these seven key trends for EdTechs in 2022 in this blog post; dive deeper into these trends by downloading the guide.

EdTechs support virtual learning with augmented reality and virtual reality on AWS

As educators, students, and parents become more comfortable with virtual learning, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have emerged as engaging tools for teachers to support their curriculum across K12, higher education, and lifelong learning institutions. With AR/VR experiences, students can take field trips across the globe, exercise their cognitive skills, and engage in play-based learning. Learn how four education technology companies (EdTechs) in the AWS EdStart accelerator use AWS to create AR/VR technology that enhances the student experience.

How EdTechs use artificial intelligence and machine learning to create personalized learning experiences

As AI and ML becomes more ubiquitous and simple to use, EdTech companies and startups around the world are unlocking the benefits of these technologies, particularly when it comes to personalizing learning content for a learner or educator’s specific needs. Learn how EdTech startups and AWS EdStart Members are using AI and ML to help revolutionize the education industry.