“A recent Pew study showed that the median student is living paycheck to paycheck,” said Sarah Fiedler, senior vice president for student affairs at Amazon Cortias dormitory.
“So, it’s a lot of pressure.
And a lot more time is spent in the classroom, and it’s really difficult to make time for your own learning.”
Fiedlers co-owns Amazon Cortas, which offers a number of classes, including one with a “social justice” focus.
She said the company has “taken notice of the challenges facing students across our communities.”
Amazon Cortis is one of dozens of Amazon campuses, which offer classes for students from a variety of backgrounds, such as the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and people living in rural areas.
While Amazon Cortes is a different kind of college than many traditional public universities, the company said its campus has helped students “explore new perspectives and learn new skills” in addition to giving them access to “the highest-quality online resources.”
“We believe that a college experience that is open and inclusive of all students is the best way to ensure students feel connected to each other, learn from one another, and make lifelong friendships,” Amazon Cortia said in a statement.
Fiedles comments echo a recent Pew report showing that the U.S. college-aged population is shrinking.
The Pew report, which surveyed more than 2,000 U. S. adults, found that the number of college students increased by 3.1% between 2015 and 2019.
Meanwhile, the number who were in college dropped by 1.7% in the same period.
The report also found that students’ perceptions of the quality of their education are significantly higher than those of their peers.
In other words, students are more likely to believe that their college experience was a waste of time and money than the reality.
In its statement, Amazon Corti said its student-to-student program has “enhanced and transformed” its campus.
“While our college experiences may vary, the bottom line is that our students are learning and growing,” Amazon said.
“They’re learning the skills they need to become productive members of our communities and working towards a more sustainable economy.”
The company added that students at its campuses “will be able to access all the resources they need at the same time, whether that means online or offline.”
Amazon also said that it is expanding its online education offerings, with “several new programs that will be available in 2018 and 2019.”
The online programs will be offered through a partnership with the University of Texas at Austin, a school that has been known for its online courses.
Students will also have access to resources from its campus community, such a “community hub,” the company’s statement said.
The announcement comes as colleges around the country have begun to experiment with online learning and online learning programs.
“The fact that we’re starting to see this shift in the marketplace and we see some of the advantages of it, especially at private schools, is really encouraging,” said David Nutter, executive director of the nonprofit Center for the New Higher Education.
“But it also means that students are going to have to get used to having a much larger classroom, a much bigger environment, and a lot less of the things that have been a part of traditional classrooms.”
But many online learning advocates, including the American Association of University Professors, say the changes could negatively impact students’ ability to learn.
“I think it’s unfortunate that we have a lot to lose in the middle of all this innovation and change in learning,” said Michelle Roper, director of public education for the AAUP.
“We need to do more than just have more online education, we need to have more of it.”
Fidler said Amazon Cortina “is not a perfect solution” for students, but it is “the most effective way we can give our students the tools they need and the support they need.”
“It’s not a bad thing,” she added.
“It is just one option.”