AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

Category: Education

The AWS EdStart Pitch Day Winners

AWS EdStart recently held two pitch days, one in San Francisco and one in New York City. These events showcased 22 EdTech startups from the accelerator to potential customers and investors. These events provided opportunities for companies to receive direct feedback on their products, identify areas for collaboration with other industry members, and network with […]

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Solving Educational Data Interoperability Challenges Using the Ed-Fi Data Standard

School districts and State Departments of Education are managing an increasing number of technology products and services that impact students and faculty. As state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) integrate more of these tools into their operations, the amount of student data being generated grows. Because these systems remain largely disconnected from […]

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Yonsei University Accelerates Student’s Cloud Capabilities with AWS Educate

Yonsei University, one of the most prestigious universities in Korea, will migrate its IT infrastructure to the AWS Cloud to prepare itself and its students for the 4th Industrial Revolution. The 4th Industrial Revolution is a term indicating technological trends such as IoT, big data, and cloud computing are expected to create new ways of […]

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Introducing the New AWS Educate Educator Portal

The new AWS Educate release is here to help teachers better integrate cloud technology into their curriculum with new content, tools, and professional development. Take a look at some of the new features now available in the AWS Educate Educator portal: Get Content: The “Get Content” section of the site allows you to collect, curate, […]

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Get Your University Ready for NIST 800-171

The deadline to implement National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 is fast approaching. Beginning in January 2018, you may miss out on government funding that stipulates its implementation if you have not taken action. In 2015, NIST published Special Publication (SP) 800-171 – Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Information Systems […]

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Recap of the AWS Public Sector Summit – Canberra

We just wrapped the AWS Public Sector Summit in Canberra, Australia where 900+ attendees participated in workshops, roundtables, bootcamps, breakout sessions, and a keynote delivered by Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at AWS. Teresa was joined onstage by Australia Post, Geoscience Australia, and an adviser to the Australian government, who shared how […]

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Five Key Trends for Education in Canada

Since the launch of the AWS Canada (Central) Region in December 2016, Canadian educational institutions have been using the AWS Cloud to help facilitate teaching and learning, launch student analytics initiatives, and manage IT operations. From data center migration to workforce development, primary schools and universities have been focused on five key trends: Data residency […]

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Automatically Discover, Classify, and Protect Your Data

In our post, Building a Cloud-Specific Incident Response Plan, we walked through a hypothetical incident response (IR) managed on AWS with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). With the recent launch of Amazon Macie, a new data classification and security service, you have additional controls to understand the type of data stored in […]

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