Dr Allen Partridge, Adobe’s worldwide Senior Technology Evangelist eLearning, has been in Australia this week as a keynote speaker at EduTECH as well as a number of other engagements.
EduTECH is the largest ICT in Education conference in Australasia and possibly the biggest in the southern hemisphere. Over 5000 delegates attended EduTECH at the Brisbane Conference and Convention Centre this year.
Dr Partridge talked about the research he has done while travelling around the world asking educators what they want from eLearning solutions. He demonstrated some of the great features of Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate that have come out of this research.
The day he arrived in Brisbane, he took a shuttle to Australia Zoo and used the GPS onsite location functionality within the new Adobe Captive 8 to build an interactive application full of short learning activities that relate to the various animal enclosures within the zoo. Allen demonstrated this app as part of his presentation.
This app can be found via http://p0qp0q.com/zoo
I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Dr Partridge as part of the keynote session and was able to promote the wonderful Adobe Education Exchange and the new Adobe Campus Leader Program.
Outside of the keynote session, Dr Partridge spent time meeting important Adobe education customers and supporting the team at the EduTECH Adobe booth.
On Thursday 5th June, Allen addressed about 100 educators at RMIT. Most of the audience were involved with eLearning at their university or school.
Following his Melbourne engagements, Dr Partidge flew to Sydney for an AEL Breakfast along with a range of other customer engagements at the Adobe office.
It was a great experience for me to spend the week with Allen. I enjoyed learning from his wealth of experience as an Adobe Evangelist and educator.
Dr Partridge can be contacted via
Twitter – @adobeelearning
Blog – blogs.adobe.com/captivate