Collaboration to empower educators with extensive cloud computing teaching resources
Over the past few years, the cloud computing industry has attracted a lot of eyes and investment. According to Wikibon, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) revenue will climb to $43 billion by 2022 with Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud close behind. This surely indicates careers in cloud computing will emerge as a new hope for the IT industry. However, today one of the biggest challenges in preparing students for cloud careers is a lack of accessible hands-on resources for educators to effectively teach cloud concepts in the classroom.
To help students prepare for careers in the growing field of cloud computing, Instructure and AWS Educate are providing educators with extensive cloud computing teaching resources. The mission behind the collaboration is to give educators access to the knowledge, resource, and support they need to build student skills in cloud technology. The resources will further prepare cloud students to fill the hundreds of thousands of unfilled cloud computing jobs that exist today.
The cloud journey
Instructure focuses on providing its Canvas users access to the AWS Educate Getting Started Resources Center through the Canvas Commons repository, a digital resource library full of educational content for educators to use in the classroom. Educators can then access the educational content and resources from AWS Educate to explore the AWS Cloud, including resources like AWS Promotional Credits, access to labs, and curated content designed to introduce students to cloud computing basics.
Moreover, Instructure is hosting a series of webinars together with AWS Educate that will help Canvas educators get started using these cloud computing resources and help them understand the impact they can have in the classroom.
Melissa Loble, Chief Customer Experience Officer at Instructure said, “Together with AWS Educate, we can give educators the cloud computing tools and knowledge needed to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s workforce.”