Adobe Day at Swinburne

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swinburne_logoOn Tuesday 27th January, Brian Chau, Matt Davis (two of Adobe’s finest Solution Consultants) and myself ran a day of Adobe training activities/presentations for a number of lecturing staff at Swinburne University’s School of Design in Melbourne. IMG_9820I began the day presenting the learning theory of Connectivism as published by Dr George Siemens from Canada and relating this to Adobe’s 2014 research on employability.

see my post from May 7, 2014 

Seeking creative Candidates research

Matt Davis ran some repeated sessions on digital publishing with InDesign in the morning and some afternoon session on linking Adobe Mix & Adobe Color with Photoshop.


IMG_9804Brian Chau, ran morning sessions on Adobe Captivate and then spent the afternoon showing how the new IOS apps Adobe Shape & Adobe Brush link well with Adobe Illustrator.


IMG_9815The workshops that I ran featured video solutions based around Adobe Presenter, Adobe Clip and Premier Pro CC.

It was great getting such positive feedback from the Swinburne staff such as …

‘I was  with the pace: I’ve been at classes where its either way too fast and i get sulky, or its way too slow and i start daydreaming.  The presenters moved along at quite a fast – but not too fast – pace.  they re-iterated what was important, with the understanding that it was new territory and certain things need re-iterating.’

‘Got to see overview of  quite a few different things,  – ie wasn’t too focused on individual apps’

‘Mobile applications and film making was excellent and a great value to education.’

‘Captivate and Presenter will be immediately useful for me. Video demonstrations were spectacular and inspirational.’

The big take away for everyone was to get involved with the Adobe Education Exchange and contribute to this amazing global network of innovative and creative educators.

IMG_9821The slides I use on this day are available on the Education Exchange as a resources via –



Welcome to 2015

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email-signature-yellowI hope you have been (and for many of you, still are) enjoying your January break. I love this time of year with lots of opportunities to catch up with family & friends.

Looks like many educators around the world have been using this time to work on their Adobe skills with over 5,500 participants signed up to start the new Adobe Generation Professional: Digital Creativity course. It is not too late to be part of this exciting course and encourage others to enroll via:

Also, take a look at the current Adobe Education Exchange Live Events happening this week and in the near future. If you can’t make them live, the recordings are always worthwhile.


CreateWorld Conference

I’m very pleased to announce that Adobe is a major sponsor of the CreateWorld Conference at Griffith University in Brisbane and I’m looking forward to again be part of this event.

‘Create World is aimed specifically at practitioners, academics, research teams, technical staff and students across the digital arts.’

The Big Day In

I’m also very please to announce that Adobe is a major sponsor of ‘The Big Day In’ IT Careers events throughout Australia run by the ACS Foundation. If you are an Australian teacher of students in years 9 to University, have a look at their website and think about how you and your students could be involved.


CreateEDU TV

Have you checked CreateEDU TV recently?

Worth a look!