How Colleges and Universities are Making Learning Engaging and Relevant with AWS Cloud


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Ever since the education community made a mass shift to virtual and distance learning, educational institutions worldwide have stepped up their digital transformation initiatives.

There has been a rapid proliferation of new platforms, applications, and content, all developed to address different learning opportunities, requirements, and outcomes.

However, the impact on student learning, engagement, and performance has not been wholly positive. They continue to remain a focused area for educators and education providers.

This is when educators, academicians, and researchers discovered that social discovery, learning through AR and analytics, videos, and gamification are some of the things that play an essential role in enhancing the learning experience, capturing the essence of learning, and keeping the learning fun and relevant.

According to EdTech provider Arludo, children love being social, enjoy discovering new things, and like being creative. To polish those traits, the company creates and promotes social discovery and learning through AR and analytics with a library of almost 30 mobile games. Some of their games use AR to enhance the learning experience. Arludo focuses on innovating for mobile devices because of their ability to amplify collaborative engagement among students. The powerful sensors on mobile devices help create immersive and interactive AR environments where learners can stretch their imagination and learning abilities.

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these technologies help institutes engage learners while saving valuable hours of course preparation time.

How AWS helps higher education institutions enhance students’ learning using video

Video is the cornerstone of many blended courses as it enhances the learning experience. It helps students understand class material better and is incredibly useful for students who miss classes.

For higher education institutes like Ravensbourne University London, video is even more important to capture the essence of learning. According to the university, video recordings have helped 78% of students better understand lectures, and 93% felt they didn’t miss out even if they couldn’t attend the class. To support learning and industry collaboration for its 2,600 students and over 100 creative technology businesses that utilize its technologies and media resources, Ravensbourne University moved its IT infrastructure from local data centres to the AWS Cloud, enabling them to enhance and capture the essence of learning using videos.

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AWS helps higher education institutes unlock cost savings in content storage and delivery via its high compression video technologies and how it uses ML capabilities to enhance video streams with automated live captioning, translation, and even transcription.

How AWS helps education institutes make learning fun, engaging, and relevant using gamification

Everyone loves games, and gamification in education is a great tool to keep students engaged in classroom lectures. Naturally, students often get distracted or bored in class. This is where gamification helps keep learning fun and engaging.

Many educational institutions leverage the AWS Cloud to implement gamification in online education to keep their students engaged during the class lectures. When schools across Indonesia ramped up their online education initiatives during the pandemic, the country had to keep students engaged while at home. EdTech provider, Solve Education!, along with the Sampoerna Foundation, created and delivered a COVID-19 package called the ‘Game of Charity’ (an expansion of Dawn of Civilization – an earlier city-building smartphone game developed by Solve Education! – that aims to build literary and mathematical skills among young learners) through the AWS Cloud to keep students engaged. Game of Charity also educated students about the coronavirus, telling them how to stay safe during the pandemic. Interestingly, the game also showcased an ability to improve the future employment opportunities of marginalized students.

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AWS Cloud can help your institution offer gamified education.

Institutions at all levels need access to solutions that make virtual and remote learning effective, engaging, and measurable. AWS provides that and more to higher education institutions with meaningful digital learning experiences.

To learn more about how AWS can help your college or university make learning engaging and relevant using its cloud services, talk to the AWS Solution Experts.

About the Author

Author: Stephen Soulunii

Stephen Soulunii No more a student, but love to learn. Not a teacher, but care about how students are taught. Not an educator, but want everyone to be educated. Not a social worker, but desire to see change. Not a reformer, but always want to see a better world. The author believes that only sound education can bring a better future, better world and technology can help achieve a lot in this field.

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