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On 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. I 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.
Brian 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.
The 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.
The slides I use on this day are available on the Education Exchange as a resources via – http://bit.ly/sburne-adobe-Jan15