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Germany’s International University of Applied Sciences automates creation of educational videos using generative AI, serverless on AWS

The International University of Applied Sciences (IU) maintains 90 percent of its course content online. Through its online programs, IU aims to give people worldwide access to highly individualized education, enabling them to further enrich their lives. The large majority of IU’s infrastructure runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Read this post to learn why IU worked directly with AWS experts through the Experience-Based Acceleration (EBA) program to expand their automated video generation pipelines to be more scalable, modular, and robust.

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City Colleges of Chicago drives tech program innovation with AWS Machine Learning University and Tech Alliance

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC)—the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation—participates in two no-cost Amazon Web Services (AWS) initiatives to advance and develop undergraduate technical programs. The AWS Machine Learning University Educator Enablement Program (MLU EEP) and the Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance connect early career talent to in-demand technical jobs globally, including in Illinois. Read this post to learn more.

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AWS Canada launches $5 million K12 Cyber Grant Program

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of the K12 Cyber Grant Program across Canada. To help public schools across Canada implement cloud-based cybersecurity solutions, AWS is investing $5 million CAD in AWS promotional credits to new and existing AWS customers. This program will allow school boards to improve their security posture and advance their ransomware protection. AWS has been architected to be the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available today and our cloud infrastructure is secure by design and secure by default.

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Wake Forest University builds novel, robust alumni and student app on AWS

Wake Forest is a leading private university in the US with close to 9,000 enrolled students and almost 7,000 faculty and staff. With more than 82,000 degree recipients across all 50 US states and 103 foreign countries, its broader community is vast and growing. To make the most of this diverse community, university leaders want to create connections between individuals across graduating classes, disciplines, and geographies. This post highlights how the school used Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a solution that brings its whole community closer. 

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5 best practices for accelerating research computing with AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) works with higher education institutions, research labs, and researchers around the world to offer cost-effective, scalable, and secure compute, storage, and database capabilities to accelerate time to science. In our work with research leaders and stakeholders, users often ask us about best practices for leveraging cloud for research. In this post, we dive into five common questions we field from research leaders as they build the academic research innovation centers of the future.

Renaissance Learning improves operations and scalability by migrating to AWS

Renaissance Learning is a global leader in the pre-K–12 education technology (EdTech) space. Renaissance delivers its products to 16 million students across the world, and its digital solutions are used in more than one-third of US schools and 100-plus countries. As part of its cloud consolidation strategy, Renaissance migrated DnA, its standards-based assessment creation and administration solution, from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to Amazon Web Services (AWS). After migration, Renaissance realized performance, scalability, and security improvements, all while reducing cloud spend by 30 percent.

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Emory University supports AI.Humanity initiative with high-performance computing on AWS

In 2022, Emory launched the AI.Humanity initiative to explore the societal impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) and influence its future development to serve humanity. Emory aims to be a leading advocate for ethical use of AI and a top destination for students and faculty seeking to understand and apply its transformative technologies. Read this blog post to learn how Emory uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support the computing needs of AI.Humanity.

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Brazil, Colombia join the AWS Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance to tackle talent gap

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the demand for skilled tech professionals continues to outpace the supply. This talent gap poses significant challenges for businesses across Latin America, with almost half of tech vacancies remaining unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates. Addressing this challenge, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has expanded the Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance to Brazil and Colombia. This initiative aims to foster collaboration among employers, academic institutions, and governments, ensuring that academic curricula aligns with real-world demands of businesses.

New AWS survey reveals the link between AI fluency and the next education revolution

Access Partnership recently conducted a study commissioned by Amazon Web Services (AWS) on AI skills across various industries globally—including education. The study found that employers and employees in the education sector anticipate that AI utilization will improve productivity by more than one-third. Read this post to learn more about this finding, and others, and what it means for the education sector.

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How K12 schools can transform: Announcing new generative AI maturity readiness assessment

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping K12 school leaders understand how to leverage generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the most practical and responsible ways. Together with the Council of the Great City Schools and the Consortium for School Networking, we created the K-12 Readiness Checklist and the newly released K12 Generative AI Maturity Readiness Assessment. Read this post to learn about these fundamental tools that can help guide school districts as they implement generative AI.