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Introducing AWS Educate Classrooms

AWS Educate members now have access to expanded features provided by educational cloud-lab environment provider, Vocareum. The new features provide simple, secure, and no-cost learning environments for educators and students to leverage AWS on projects, assignments, and other classroom environments without needing a credit card.

With the new AWS Educate Classrooms, educators can set up their own AWS Educate virtual teaching space. They can select from pre-built Classrooms in our most in-demand topics, including: Building Scalable Architectures using AWS, Cloud Basics, AWS Cloud9, and Big Data & Analytics, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (including Amazon SageMaker), and Serverless Applications. Educators can then invite students to join the Classroom, monitor usage and view activity. This centralized classroom feature has been one of the most requested features by AWS Educate educator members around the world, and we are excited to roll this out in time for the back-to-school period in most regions around the world.

Additionally, new students in the United States enrolling in AWS Educate and selecting the AWS Educate Starter Account option will now have access to additional AWS services, including Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), AWS Cloud9, Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, Amazon Rekognition, AWS Lambda, and more. AWS Educate Starter Accounts provide students with free, capped AWS Accounts that don’t require credit cards and have some usage limitations.

As innovation continues to drive the future of technology, the demand for a highly skilled, cloud-enabled workforce remains on the rise. AWS Educate provides tools for students around the world dreaming of a technology career. With AWS Educate, our global initiative to train the next generation of IT professionals, students and educators can access training, content, AWS promotional credits, and Classrooms to skill up on the cloud.

Learn more by visiting AWS Educate and signing up.