Amazon Announces the Alexa Education Skill API
We're excited to introduce the Alexa Education Skill API, a new set of interfaces that allow EdTech developers to build voice experiences for parents and students 13 and older.
How is Alexa being used in education?
Amazon Alexa is ushering in a new era of technology. One where students, educators, and parents can use their voice to interact with technology that deepens learning, provides access to critical information, and saves time. With Alexa, students can track upcoming events on their calendar, get study resources, or make an appointment with a guidance counselor – all without having to open their computer. Teachers can use Alexa to prepare for upcoming lessons, while administrators can quickly access important information like enrollment statistics.
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Alexa for higher education
Voice technology is a natural way for college students to interact with their campus, professors, and learning tools. With Alexa, students worldwide are getting more from their educational experience by simplifying how they find information, stay organized, and get involved on campus.
Alexa for EdTechs and learning companies
Alexa helps EdTechs and learning companies broaden their reach, deepen user engagement, and support student learning. From helping faculty and administrators access important data to creating a new way for students to review key concepts, EdTechs are using Alexa to enhance their user experience.
Getting started with Alexa
There are a number of ways you can create engaging Alexa experiences for your campus or EdTech product. From Alexa-enabled devices in common areas to simple skill development, we’ve got all the resources you need to decide the right path for your organization.
Alexa Learns New Skills at Lancaster University
Lancaster University in the UK is using Alexa to make it easier for students to navigate their academic and university life. They recently launched Ask L.U., an Alexa skill that lets students book a free pod at the library, get the latest campus news, check in on their grades, and more – all with their voice. Hear more about how they are using Alexa to improve the student experience on campus and beyond.
Higher education institutions, EdTechs, and learning companies are already delivering voice-enabled solutions that help students acclimate to college, help instructors personalize learning, and even give insight into substitute teaching schedules.