How AWS Cloud Is Changing The Way Higher Education Institutions Are Managed

How AWS Cloud Is Changing The Way Higher Education Institutions Are Managed

AWS Cloud solutions cater to this need of universities by eradicating the challenges and providing a smooth learning environment. Read these case studies to know-how:

Conquering challenges in EdTech adoption

EdTech adoption in India usually faces three key challenges: convincing teachers to come on board, finding the right EdTech provider, and keeping costs manageable.

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) and Manipal University Jaipur had a similar experience before they started working with EdTech provider MeritTrac.

MeritTrac offers an easy-to-use campus digitisation solution running on AWS Cloud that eases teachers’ fears of new, unfamiliar technology and gives them the confidence to use it regularly. AWS with its scale, solution diversity and cost effectiveness ensures that EdTech providers engage educational institutions in a collaborative process and help them manage costs by using automation to reduce person-hours.

Another critical challenge is campus-wide IT management. Automating institution workflow to boost efficiency and productivity in a virtual learning environment is prime to keep things moving smoothly. OP Jindal Global University (JGU) case study is an example of efficient campus-wide IT management with EdTech provider CollPoll’s LMS. The company has enabled JGU to manage its on-campus IT operations efficiently.

Now, it no longer needs to fret over the distribution and engagement issues of its course materials. The LMS ensures that all students can access course materials quickly and engage in online lessons. Since JGU is a residential university with over 5,100 students, the university has digitised its workflows reducing its reliance on manual management, and facilitating meal registrations and crowd management tasks.

Collpoll has also helped MIT Academy of Engineering (MITAOE) move to a cloud LMS. Fill this from to learn more about the case study and how AWS Cloud can help you.

Providing platform and tools needed for remote learning

The Covid-19 pandemic has surfaced many shortcomings in the remote learning space, and edtech solutions are in a race to develop innovative solutions to ensure quality remote learning and bridge the gaps. Asia Pacific University’s (APU) case study is a perfect example to understand the case scenario and AWS Cloud’s solutions, making it seamless.

APU worked with AWS to accelerate its IT modernisation journey and serve its ~12,000 students. Previously, the university was using an old infrastructure, which was inefficient pertaining to cost and performance. After moving its development, security, and operations onto the AWS Cloud, the university shifted its focus from resolving issues to innovation and automation. This ease of working in a digital environment enabled the university to connect business value to innovation and generate the buy-in needed to drive digital transformation.

Similarly, Graphic Era University started its digital transformation journey with Moodle on AWS Cloud. This allowed the university to quickly provide the platform and tools needed for remote learning while adhering closely to strict academic timelines.

Moodle is an open-source LMS and is highly popular within the teaching (digital education) community. It is popular for being packed with features that can make educator’s work efficient while being user-friendly and flexible. It offers a wide range of teaching tools without having to worry about the licencing cost.

The future of higher education is driven by technology. Institutes have identified the need and importance to have reliable teaching solutions in place. AWS and its solutions partners offer cloud-based EdTech solutions capable of managing all kinds of educational requirements in the digital age.

About the Author
Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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