Vocareum Integration with edX.org Platform Enables Cloud Lab Option for Massive Open Online Classes


San Jose, CA. October 13, 2018/PR Newswire/ – Vocareum, a pioneer in cloud-based learning labs, is pleased to announce the general availability of its integration with edX.org, the leading nonprofit online learning platform created by Harvard and MIT, to enable instructors to deliver more interactive and engaging content than ever before. The Vocareum cloud learning labs and auto-grading capabilities make it possible to administer coding assignments, perform an assessment, and deliver student feedback at scale and in real-time across the over 2,000 online courses and programs offered on edX.org.

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.”