Accelerating Transformation for Education Technology

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud enables education technology (EdTech) companies to accelerate development of scalable and secure technology solutions that support students and educators every day. AWS helps EdTechs realize the full potential of cloud computing with dedicated business and technical resources to support growth. From idea to IPO and beyond, AWS supports EdTech to start, grow, and optimize their business as they deliver on their mission for education. 

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Benefits

Scale to meet demand for learning

Education has its own rhythm. The AWS Cloud enables you to scale to meet the cyclical demands of education with confidence. Be assured that capacity will be rapidly available to support your business and users’ needs anywhere in the world, anytime.

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Optimize your solution and reduce costs

The AWS Cloud offers even the most mature EdTechs the power to optimize their solutions for cost, security, fault tolerance, and improved performance. Between AWS support, well-architected reviews, and other services, it’s like having a personalized cloud expert for your business.

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Protect student data

EdTech companies are responsible for protecting students' data and complying with government regulations. With the AWS Cloud, your organization can scale to meet demands and make security a top priority.

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Innovate faster to grow your EdTech

Education is changing quickly. EdTechs and publishers with a rapid development practice have a speed to market advantage. By leveraging AWS services, such as content delivery, database, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and digital end user engagement services, your team can build faster, better, and more accessible solutions for educators.

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Use cases

  • AI and ML to improve student outcomes
  • Data to insights for education
  • Improve end user support and reduce costs
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  • AI and ML to improve student outcomes

    Improve accessibility by accelerating transcription and adding voice-over to text and image content at scale. Deliver a personal experience by tailored learning content and create nudges to support learning experiences with ML. By utilizing AI and ML in product development, EdTech can improve efficiency for educators, student engagement, and more.

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    Case study

    In this case study, learn how Duolingo, an AI-based language-learning platform is leveraging AWS to help over 300 million users globally accomplish their goal of learning a foreign language.

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    On-demand webinars

    This AI/ML Week webinar series focuses on how you can advance your mission faster, lower costs, and discover how you can build new solutions for your organization using AWS.

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    Blog

    Learn more about how EdTech companies are leveraging AWS services like Amazon Rekognition to support increased demand for remote proctoring and assessment. Discover how they are also increasing flexibility for students and maintaining privacy and test integrity.

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    Video

    Watch the chief executive officer of VoiceThread, Steve Muth, describe how AWS is enabling his company to build innovative and accessible solutions to enable educators to provide students more personalized feedback on learning.

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  • Data to insights for education
  • Data to insights for education

    When used correctly, data can help institutions and districts improve learning and other business functions. With the most complete data management platform and numerous partner solutions, AWS can help optimize the entire lifecycle of your data, including collection, ingestion, processing, analytics, short-term storage, and archiving. We also provide flexible, cost effective, and secure services to develop actionable data visualizations for end users to improve learning and decision making.

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    Case study

    Learn how EdTech BibliU uses AWS services, including Amazon Quicksight, to develop an innovative eTextbooks software platform that integrates with library and university systems. It provides students with affordable and convenient textbook content on any device.

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    Blog

    Learn how EdTech companies like Blackboard are integrating Amazon QuickSight to support a customer centric data analytics vision.

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    Video

    Learn how you can use ML natural language capabilities to help you gain deeper insights from your data. These powerful, out-of-the-box features make it simple for anyone to discover hidden trends and outliers and identify key business drivers.

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  • Improve end user support and reduce costs
  • Improve end user support and reduce costs

    EdTechs strive to support educators and their mission to improve learning. To help drive adoption and support institutional and educator success, AWS provides an omnichannel cloud contact center solution that helps you provide stronger customer service at a lower cost.

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    Research report

    Forrester Research concluded that the three-year financial impact of switching to Amazon Connect helps the average customer with significant costs savings, increased income, and improved agent productivity. 

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    Case study

    Learn how K12 district, Los Angeles Unified, helped 700,000 students transition to remote learning with the help of Amazon Connect to quickly enable the school district to field IT questions and provide remote support for agents.

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    Customer stories

    Across education, Amazon Connect is becoming rapidly adopted, providing contact center services to support remote agents. Learn more about how these customers did it.

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Quotes from AWS EdTech Customers

Instructure

"With all aspects of instruction increasingly being supported by the use of technology, there has never been a greater need for an open learning platform built for the cloud. Created on the backbone of AWS, Instructure brings communities together through a dedicated focus on teaching and learning and does it in a way that amplifies teaching, elevates learning, and intensifies the impact."

 - Mitch Benson, Chief Product Officer, Instructure

 

Ellucian

“Over the years, we’ve seen our relationship with AWS evolve beyond technical solutions to become a true partnership for delivering customer impact. Engaging with AWS across all aspects of the customer lifecycle has allowed Ellucian to be more nimble at every stage of the journey – from initial customer engagement and solutions delivery, to ongoing customer service.”

- Kuljit Dharni, Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Strategic Programs, Ellucian

echo360

"Educators and students around the world rely on Echo360 for their online and hybrid teaching and learning, so Echo360 is devoted to delivering more than five nines (99.999%) global uptime. The solution is built natively for the AWS Cloud and is designed to scale capacity quickly, as needed, so it can handle even the largest increases in demand without consuming unnecessary resources in slower times."

- Tony Abate, Chief Operating Officer, Echo360

GoNoodle

"GoNoodle’s mission is to engage and empower next-generation humans and help the grown-ups who love them positively charge every day with Good Energy. Relying on our suite of AWS infrastructure services, we’ve been able to rapidly and reliably reach tens of millions of homes and four-out-of-five U.S. public elementary schools, creating focus, calm, and joy at scale.”

- Ann Howard, Vice President of Product, GoNoodle

Pearson

"By using AWS, our ability to take something from concept or from new release, run it through a set of environments, and test it quickly has significantly improved." 

- Ian Wright, Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations, Pearson

Case studies and resources

Case study - Pearson

Pearson, the global provider of educational content, assessment, and digital services, scaled to serve hundreds of learners, removed the burden of database management from in-house staff, and cut costs by $5 million in year by using AWS. Read the full story to learn how Pearson’s digital transformation optimized costs while increasing agility and innovation.

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Public Sector Startups

The AWS Cloud lets startups take advantage of a complete technology platform while running lean and staying agile. From day 1, AWS lets you build cutting-edge educational solutions and mobile apps, tap into a global infrastructure, and save precious dollars. See how Code.org scaled from zero to 20 million students in one week, inspiring students worldwide to start coding.

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AWS Blog for Education

From AI to digital transformation, discover the latest cloud news, customer stories, and technical tutorials for anyone from beginners to cloud experts. Get the latest updates on the blog. 

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Education and Research Marketplace

Discover, purchase, migrate, and deploy software solutions on AWS. Get the business software you want in minutes and pay only for what you consume.

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