A few months ago, I posted about Amazon beginning a resource-sharing site for teachers, and that you could sign-up for early access (see Amazon Is Setting Up A Free Site For Educational Resources – Here’s Where You Register For Access).
Today, they made a big media splash by officially announcing their site and naming it Amazon Inspire.
It’s still in “beta,” so you still have to register in order to get early access. According to media reports, it will be made public in late August or early September.
Here are the best articles about it from this morning:
Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers is from The New York Times.
Amazon grows its education footprint with Amazon Inspire, a free platform for learning materials is from TechCrunch.
It will be interesting to see how it is welcomed by educators. It seems to me like it’s generally not a wise idea to bet against Amazon.