AWS Cloud Computing for Education

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AWS Education Accelerator: For EdTech startups

The AWS Education Accelerator is new a 10-week immersive program which provides EdTech startups with business and technical guidance, AWS computing credits, and collaboration opportunities with customers. Learn more about eligibility requirements, program benefits, and how to apply.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is on a mission to accelerate the digital transformation of education in partnership with the full education community, including learners, educators, administrators, and researchers.

Over 14,000 education institutions—from primary and secondary schools through higher education—use AWS to provide flexible, affordable technology solutions that support their core mission and deliver on strategic institutional priorities. Whether you’re looking to streamline IT operations, support online learning, keep student information safe, or connect student data, AWS cloud computing services can help.

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Primary and secondary schools

Public and private schools
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EdTech companies

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Start your cloud journey with AWS today

Whether you serve a community of hundreds or millions, Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you manage IT costs, enhance data security, and modernize with the power of cloud computing. Learn how to get started on your first workload today.

How AWS can help

Support student and staff success

Personalize student-learning experiences, access educational applications from anywhere, support remote learning, and improve learning outcomes with the AWS Cloud.

  • Provide secure access to desktops and applications 24/7 from any device
  • Share data seamlessly across platforms to get a comprehensive view of student performance, enable powerful analytics, and uncover insights
  • Set up cloud-based contact centers for IT helpdesks, admissions, financial aid, and other departments

South Washington County Schools delivers remote STEM learning to 900+ students ›

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Improve efficiency and reduce costs

The ability to scale up and down in the cloud as traffic changes makes it possible for districts, institutions, and education technology (EdTech) and digital learning companies to ramp up their capacity, at a fraction of the cost.

  • Scale capacity as needed and lower costs with pay-as-you-go pricing
  • Add or remove IT resources easily, with availability in minutes
  • Migrate data centers to the cloud to save on premise costs 

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Increase security, agility, and innovation

Create a customized infrastructure with AWS that is efficient and flexible.

  • Enhance learning with powerful tools including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and voice-recognition
  • Support for 98 security standards and compliance certifications, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Minimize downtime and data loss with fast, reliable disaster recovery

CollPoll uses AWS to help universities digitally transform in India and beyond ›

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Learn more about cloud computing and its benefits

Whether you are just starting out, building on existing IT skills, or sharpening your cloud knowledge, AWS Training and Certification can help you be more effective and do more in the cloud.

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Instructure transforms the educational experience ›

“We chose to build our solution on AWS and continue to run our technologies on AWS because of the proven reliability, scalability, security behind AWS.”

— Melissa Loble
Chief Experience Officer, Instructure

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Instructure transforms the educational experience ›

“We chose to build our solution on AWS and continue to run our technologies on AWS because of the proven reliability, scalability, security behind AWS.”

— Melissa Loble
Chief Experience Officer, Instructure

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Explore guides, webinars, blogs, and more to learn how to use the AWS Cloud to lower IT costs, launch student analytic initiatives, and prepare students for STEM careers.

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Our executive advisors strive to help AWS customers achieve their mission outcomes by leveraging the richness of the cloud computing platform to drive the right solutions, enable the technology ecosystem facilitating teaching and learning, and address changing student and staff needs.

Take the next step

There are several ways to get started with AWS. Contact us for personalized guidance. Or, explore any of the resources below.

Step 1 - Sign up for an Amazon Web Services account
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Prepare your institution for the cloud with an on-campus training. Contact us to learn about special pricing for education customers.
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The AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that makes it easy for organizations to discover, procure, entitle, provision, and govern third-party software. 

Browse all education solutions

Browse curated solutions for common use cases for education in the AWS Solutions Library.

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