Dec. 6, 2020

125: Advice to Higher Ed? AGILITY & SPEED - with Ken Eisner, Director of Worldwide Education Programs, Amazon Web Services

125: Advice to Higher Ed? AGILITY & SPEED - with Ken Eisner, Director of Worldwide Education Programs, Amazon Web Services

In this amazing episode of The EdUp Experience, we have the honor of speaking with Ken Eisner, Director of Worldwide Education Programs with Amazon Web Services.  The AWS Educate & AWS Academy programs aim to fill the need for skilled workers in cloud computing technologies - which is at an all-time high.  Ken discusses Ed-Tech's role in educational equity, and why technology can contribute to closing the wealth gap through economic attainment.  Also, Ken points out why co-created learning between business and education is changing the learning landscape, and why it's essential that the 21st century institutions better be FAST and AGILE.   With the most important outcome of education being the job, the future of education is hands-on, career aligned, and SPEED needs to be the new normal for Higher Ed!  BOOM!

Ken is an education technology leader with 20+ years-experience spearheading initiatives that improve educational outcomes and disrupt traditional delivery models. Ken founded AWS Educate, Amazon’s global initiative to dramatically accelerate cloud learning and prepare students for a cloud-enabled workforce. Program demand has far outstripped projections, with a membership composed of hundreds of thousands of students and over 2,400 institutions including all of the top ten leading global computer science higher education institutions. 

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