[Webinar Slides and Video] Teaching Data Science with Jupyter and Data8 with Vocareum featuring Professor David P. Williamson

Canvas Helps Teachers Facilitate Computer Programming Activities for National Hour of Code Week through Collaboration with Vocareum and ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

SALT LAKE CITYNov. 28, 2018,/PRNewswire/ — Canvas by Instructure (NYSE: INST), the open learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier, has collaborated with Vocareum and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University to offer a free course in support of Hour of Code. The course will help teachers prepare to teach an hour of code in their classrooms, providing the tools and confidence they need to introduce their students to coding.

“We want to empower teachers with the resources they need to provide an introduction to coding in their classrooms,” said Tara Gunther, Vice President of Partnerships at Instructure. “Our hope is that teachers who take this free course will feel more at ease when introducing coding to their students, and will participate in one of the many activities offered by the Hour of Code organization during the 2018 Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9.”

With Vocareum closely integrated with Canvas, teachers have access to virtual computer science labs to support coursework in data science, programming, robotics, and more—all without ever having to leave their Canvas environment. The content for the course has been provided by Phillip Miller and Dr. Ryan Meuth Lecturers in the Fulton Schools.

“Learning to program unlocks the full power of the mechanics we use every day,” said Dr. Ryan Meuth, Lecturer at Arizona State University, “We think that if teachers learn to program and see the potential, they’ll want to share the experience with their students.”

The free, online, self-directed course prepares teachers to facilitate computer programming activities in their classroom by introducing the basics of computer programming and computer science pedagogy. The course gives teachers computer science confidence through a hands-on introduction to programming using the Python language, no experience, or extra software required. The course will be available on Canvas Network starting November 26, 2018. Teachers completing the course with a grade of 70 percent or better will be eligible for an 8-hour Professional Development Certificate issued by Arizona State University.

“Technology is rapidly transforming the global workforce,” said Sanjay Srivastava, CEO at Vocareum. “Helping our young people develop the skills they need in order to build technology will position them for success in whichever line of work they choose in the global economy of tomorrow.”

The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

Vocareum To Provide Classroom-Style Learning Environments For AWS Educate Members

SAN JOSE, Calif.Oct. 15, 2018,/PRNewswire/ — Vocareum, a leader in cloud learning labs, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver cloud-related labs to higher-education institutions, educators and students via AWS Educate Classrooms, and no credit card-required AWS Educate Starter Accounts.

Vocareum customers include top-tier universities that are looking to incorporate cloud-related learning opportunities in the classroom. The new collaboration provides streamlined and no-cost access to AWS Educate resources and services for projects, assignments, and other classroom environments.  (Related: Introducing AWS Educate Classrooms | AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog)

With AWS Educate Classrooms, educators can set up their own AWS Educate virtual teaching space, request AWS credits, invite students, monitor usage, and view activity. Templated classroom environments are provided through this new feature on topics such as Cloud Basics, AWS Cloud9, and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. With their own AWS Educate Starter Accounts, students can request a simple, secure environment to explore cloud computing concepts, work on homework assignments, and learn how to use AWS, without needing a credit card.

“We are excited to launch the new AWS Educate Classroom environment, responding to one of the highest requested features from our educators. This new feature allows an added level of collaboration between teachers and students through AWS Educate, and our work with Vocareum is helping AWS Educate provide the resources necessary for students around the world to develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in cloud computing,” said Ken Eisner, Global Lead, AWS Educate, Amazon Web Services, Inc.

“Our customers and partners rely on Vocareum to deliver relevant, cutting-edge tools and technologies as part of our cloud learning labs,” said Sanjay Srivastava, CEO, Vocareum.  “We are thrilled to be working with AWS Educate to make cloud computing resources and services more readily available and accessible to educators and students.”