Emirates News Agency – Collaboration between Alef Education and Amazon Web...

Emirates News Agency – Collaboration between Alef Education and Amazon Web...
Emirates News Agency – Collaboration between Alef Education and Amazon Web...

ABU DHABI, 11th October, WAM – Alef Education announced its cooperation with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide cloud computing learning programs on Alef’s digital platform, in addition to benefiting from Amazon Web Services programs, as part of Alef Education’s plans to expand at the regional and global levels. .

This cooperation comes as a continuation of Alef Education’s relationship with Amazon Web Services as a provider of cloud services for the company’s IT infrastructure, and the new collaboration is centered on three main programs: “AWS Educate”, “AWS Marketplace” and “AWS EdStart”.

In response to the growing demand for cloud skills, Alef Education will introduce the AWS Educate program on its digital platform, so that students and educators can benefit from free content to learn cloud computing and employ this program to develop and apply the knowledge they gain in practice.

Through the Alef platform, students will be able to explore cloud computing concepts such as artificial intelligence, programming, and cybersecurity by working on comprehensive activities for realistic and interactive examples.

The program provides teachers with access to usage instructions and access to virtual classrooms to prepare practical assignments related to learning cloud computing.

To support Alef Education’s endeavors to spread its strategic vision and expand its operations globally in order to serve the digital transformation of the educational sector, Alef Education is working on joining the Marketplace AWS platform to facilitate the process of purchasing and accrediting educational institutions around the world on Alef technology supported by artificial intelligence. AWS Marketplace is a new sales channel for independent software vendors and consulting partners to sell their solutions to Amazon Web Services customers, and make the process of researching, purchasing, deploying, and managing software solutions a breeze.

Alef Education also aims to join the AWS EdStart program, which is the Business Accelerator Program from Amazon Web Services for startups in the field of educational technology, to take advantage of the benefits of the program to build new products and services as well as training and technical support, as well as communicating with a global community of experts in technology Education and many other benefits.

Jeffrey Alfonso, CEO of Alef Education, said: “In light of the rapid transformation of the world in the education sector, this cooperation means a lot for us to continue innovating our products and services. We see Amazon Web Services as a strategic partner, as it is a global organization that we are honored to work with today. To explore a set of development prospects that will be a valuable addition to our growing business. ”

He added that the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the involvement of more than 1.5 billion people in a global distance learning experience via the Internet, and has provided a picture of the digital divide in terms of access to digital tools that are considered today a necessity for student learning.

He pointed out that this turning point in the education sector has contributed to the increase in demand for digital education by very large proportions, noting that Alef Education is striving to make digital learning a distinctive and more comprehensive experience in terms of accessibility and reliance on it, explaining that this cooperation will lead to innovation And technological progress and the start of a new learning era, depending on joint efforts.

For his part, Zubin Chagber, Head of Public Sector for the Middle East and Africa, said: “During the past months we have witnessed major transformations in the education sector to try to adapt to the changes taking place, and technology has played a major role in enabling students to continue learning. Regional institutions that have embraced innovation in digital learning since its inception.

We at Amazon Web Services look forward to continuing to collaborate with them to leverage their pioneering educational platform to make cloud learning more accessible. We also look forward to supporting them with AWS’s global expansion programs so that more teachers and students around the world can benefit from their educational platform. ”

It is noteworthy that more than 80,000 students in more than 240 public and private schools in the United Arab Emirates, as well as several schools in the United States in New York City and Canada, use the Alef educational platform.

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