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Leveraging data to future-proof higher education

For higher education institutions, there is a growing focus on the importance of improving the student experience, which touches on virtually everything colleges and universities do. And how can higher education institutions improve the student experience? Data. Learn how higher education institutions can use data best practices to turn their data into insight.

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.

A Texas regional education service center’s cloud journey starts with Amazon QuickSight

Texas Region 4 ESC (TX-Region 4) is a regional education service center that offers a range of services that help K12 education organizations improve student performance, enable faculty success, and implement state initiatives. When TX-Region 4 wanted to migrate its business intelligence (BI) solution to the cloud, they turned to AWS and Amazon QuickSight to save time and produce more insights to better their educational offerings.

Photo credit: Even Cantwell, Creative Services, George Mason University

Amazon and George Mason University collaborate to deliver new innovations in education and research

George Mason University (Mason) is on a mission to build a more student centric and technologically advanced education institution. Leveraging the breadth and depth of services across Amazon, including technical solutions from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the university will embark on a multi-year collaborative effort. Mason will drive new innovations to better serve students, work with the defense community, advance its commitment to a more sustainable campus environment, and introduce new educational programs in data center engineering.

AWS and Mountain Empire Community College bring no-cost skills course and career event to Southwest Virginia

The backbone of the internet is crisscrossed with a network of fiber optic cables, carrying internet, TV, and telephone data that most of use every day. Over a two-day period, 33 individuals mostly from Southwest Virginia took part in the AWS Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing Certificate Course, a no-cost two-day training providing students with lectures and hands-on practice with fiber optic installation and repair. The course was held November 14-15 at Mountain Empire Community College (MECC), in Appalachia, Virginia, and in collaboration with MECC and the LENOWISCO Planning District Commission.

Streamlining the protection of cities, counties, and schools with AWS Marketplace

In September 2022, the State of Arizona Department of Homeland Security (AZDOHS) launched a new program to bolster the cybersecurity of Arizona’s most vulnerable cities, counties, and K12 school districts. The Arizona Statewide Cyber Readiness Grant Program enables local entities to reduce their cyberattack surface by accessing technical assistance and software licenses across five functional areas. The Cyber Grant Task Force selected two software providers from the AWS Marketplace hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tanium and CrowdStrike to assist cities, counties, and schools with improving their cybersecurity posture.

Zero Waste Zero Hunger: Using data and AI to reduce food waste in South Korea

The Busan Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) teamed up with the World Food Programme (WFP), the Busan IT Promotion Agency, and technology startup Nuvilab to use cloud technology to address food waste in South Korea. Using Amazon’s “Working Backwards” approach with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data lake solutions on AWS, the team developed Zero Waste Zero Hunger (ZWZH), a program that uses artificial intelligence AI to provide data about food consumption.

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.