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AWS Educate - A few months in

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By Gerald Abshez October 22, 2020 - 10:25am

Life has a way of sneaking up on you -- more on that in another entry.

Let's chat about AWS Educate!

So, after my initial entry, I've had time on and off again with it, and I have more thoughts.

There are lots of educational options, which seem awesome, and some of them are pretty good. But, as a learner who is also a teacher, there is a bit that's lacking.

Some of the more basic courses are tight and well curated -- you can tell that this had some thought put into it. The videos here are slick, well produced and professional, and the content and course have a good and well defined flow.

Some of the courses I've explored are not as well put together, however. While they have a good outline, some of the content links lead nowhere, where others are Keynotes or hour-long conference sessions. The actual sessions can have interesting bits, but having a bunch of hours-long videos can be daunting and leave you wondering how you are supposed to gel everything together. As a learner I feel there is value here, but it too easily allows some learners that aren't as strong to slip between the cracks. I think there could be a way to curate this better, like making sections of the video "required" while having the rest of the session as optional or recommended.

I've also played with the AWSeducate Amazon Account feature, which I'll post about shortly.

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