• July 30, 2020

Amazon Web Services Recognizes Propeller for Best Remote Learning

Greg M. Smith
  • by Greg M. Smith

Maryville University and University of Maryland Baltimore County Exceed Student Expectations for Access and Flexibility by Partnering with Propeller and AWS

McLean, VA – On July 30, 2020, Amazon Web Services named Propeller ( formerly eLumin) the winner of Best Remote Learning as a critical category of the AWS public Sector 2020 Partner Awards.  The award recognizes the increased importance that remote learning plays as we navigate the unchartered waters of educating students during a global pandemic.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized for our ability to quickly deploy AWS cloud technology to ensure continuity of learning for tens of thousands of students across multiple campuses. At Propeller, we are insanely focused on delivering a better learning experience that drives student achievement,” says Greg M. Smith, Co-Founder and CEO at Propeller. “ We can only be successful when students have access to the tools they need to learn.”

“Outside of COVID, UMBC already recognized the need to provide students with access to technology without being tethered to a computer lab.” says Damian Doyle, Associate Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions at UMBC. “Propeller has enabled us to reach students where they are and how they want to learn. And we did it in 2-1/2 weeks, start to finish!”

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Public Sector encouraged innovation and customer obsession in the quest to deliver amazing results, especially in the time of COVID-19. The 2020 AWS Public Sector Partners Awards honor those companies who embraced innovation, leadership, and delivery of results.

About Propeller
As education IT veterans, our founders want all students to thrive beyond the bounds of a traditional campus and the confines of limited resources. We believe that technology should never get in the way of a school’s or a student’s ability to grow and engage with the world. With smart cloud computing, we saw an unmatched opportunity to help make better virtual learning possible for students on the devices they already have, freeing K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities from costly and burdensome software and hardware.

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