Media in Education

Video plays an important role in education, both for traditional K-12 and higher educational institutions, and, more crucially, for distance learning such as online education where live and on-demand videos provide a connection to educators and to other students. Deploy video today to enable:

  • Live or on-demand streaming of campus events
  • Lecture capture as supplementary course material
  • Broadcasts of live lectures to remote campuses 
  • Live linear campus channels 
  • Live streaming of athletic events to OTT providers
  • Complex machine learning solutions
Ravensbourne University uses AWS Elemental to stream learning content (2:23)

Solutions guide: Media in education

Correlating with higher retention of course material, increased student achievement, and greater student satisfaction, the benefits of streaming video in education continues to multiply.

To meet growing demand and advance video as an education medium, educators, instructional designers, and media teams are creating new learning opportunities using the cost-effective, powerful, and easy-to-use media solutions AWS provides.

Learn about the AWS CloudFormation templates and fully managed partner solutions you can deploy to stream live and on-demand video for education, and see case studies using these solutions.

Providers

The following providers deliver solutions which enable your organization to stream live and on-demand video quickly, reliably, securely, and at scale. 

Use cases

  • Interactive live streaming
  • Live event streaming
  • Video on-demand
  • Automated captioning & translation
  • Interactive live streaming
  • Interactive live streaming

    Deploying low-latency interactive live video is simple with the Amazon Interactive Live Video service. With just a few clicks, educators can create and stream a live class to a website or native iOS or Android application with the Amazon IVS player SDK. Enhance the video stream with interactive capabilities such as chat, Q&A, and polling using timed metadata APIs.

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    Blog: Amazon Interactive Video Service – Add Live Video to Your Apps and Websites

    The AWS news blog walks through a deployment of the Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS).

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    Webcast: AWS What's Next Ep.8: featuring Amazon IVS

    In this video, watch the team discuss and deploy a live video stream using the Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS) via the AWS console.

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    Workshop: Live Streaming with Amazon Interactive Video Service

    This self-paced workshop walks through a step-by-step deployment of a live video stream using the Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS) via the AWS console.

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  • Live event streaming
  • Live event streaming

    Whether the event is a lecture, a sporting event, or a play, streaming content live to any device is simple with AWS Elemental Media Services and Amazon CloudFront. Now you can deploy the Live Streaming on AWS solution with just one button and customize to your needs.

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    Live event streaming on AWS

    Webcast: Live video streaming (OTT) solution

    This webcast shows specific ways OTT providers can use AWS Cloud services to take control of and get the most from video workflows.

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  • Video on-demand
  • Video on-demand

    Creating a VOD library of your educational assets is now simpler with the Video On Demand on AWS solution. Simply deploy the template into your AWS account, deliver the source video, and let the AWS Step Functions encode your videos into the required profiles and publish them to the Amazon CloudFront CDN. You can then customize the workflow to fit your needs.

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    Video on-demand with AWS

    Webcast: How to build a VOD solution

    This webcast provides prescriptive guidance for building video-on-demand workflows on the AWS Cloud, which provisions the services needed for a scalable, distributed architecture that ingests, stores, processes, and delivers video content.

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    E-book: Video processing and delivery moves to the cloud

    As video quality, accessibility, and utility skyrockets, how video providers create and deliver professional-grade video services changes dramatically. Learn about the benefits of moving video operations to the cloud, the pros and cons of conventional approaches, and tips for adapting to coming changes.

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  • Automated captioning & translation
  • Automated captioning & translation

    By automating the creation of captions, educators can ensure their lectures can be immediately released with text on screen to enhance students’ learning experiences and to comply with regulations. Automated translations of those captions enhances distance learning by allowing students in other countries to understand the video lecture.

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    Automated captioning and translation on AWS

Case studies

Israel Center for Educational Technology

Learn how the Israel Center for Educational Technology (CET) together with AWS enabled students to access live-streamed classes via virtual classroom instruction in Hebrew and Arabic.

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Ravensbourne University London

Learn how Ravensbourne University London uses AWS and AWS Elemental Media Services to bring live broadcasts of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions to schools across the United Kingdom.

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Cengage

Learn how Cengage engages students with high-quality videos via Cengage's on-demand subscription service using AWS media solutions.

 

Read the latest blog postings related to video use and technologies for K-12, higher education, and EdTech organizations.

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