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gamification in education

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 by Dimitri Merritt Latest activity: Apr 18, 2015

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Here is a topic that has become a hot point of debate in our team….Gamification. Gamification has been around since the beginning of computers, except it was just called games. Somewhere along the line it changed to gamification. Every eLearning conference I attend has some topic relating to gamification. My manager is sold on this concept of gamification BUT is it a good tool to use in the eLearning arena? Off the bat I am totally “for” playing games, while learning BUT&hel... Read More

teaching excellence blog

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Sue Howlett Latest activity: Mar 23, 2015

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Hello fellow elearners, at my university we have just launched a Teaching Excellence blog, a place for learning and sharing if you are interested feel free to drop by :   http://blogs.staffs.ac.uk/teachingexcellence/2014/12/05/hello-world/ 

Who would you choose and why?

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Dimitri Merritt Latest activity: Feb 23, 2015

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Traditional teaching vs Techno geek I was in a meeting today and was confronted with a question…. Before I pose the question, let me give you some background to what the department is up to. The department wants to move away from traditional teaching and more into eLearning. They had a lot of questions (which I have heard before) … BUT this one garbed me … and it was quite an interesting one … Who would I select, to be in an eLearning team …. a... Read More


Posted on Dec 28, 2014 by Beverly Tate Latest activity: Mar 6, 2015

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I tried Captivate 8 for the first time, and I love it. I think it will be excellent in creating interactive designs for student to interact and engage with.

Photoshop cs6 presets

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by Kevin Woeller Latest activity: Dec 4, 2014

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Hello all,      I currently use PHOTOSHOP CS6, and I trying to find some presets I could download and use with PSCS6. So if anyone knows where some of these websites are can you please send them to me.  cooljazz_56@msn.com Kevin 

Photoshop cs6 pics

Posted on Nov 9, 2014 by Kevin Woeller Latest activity: Nov 9, 2014

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Good Evening,         What I am looking for is some websites that have Photoshop CS6  pictures to use as teaching tools like Worth100.com  Now I am looking for other sites to use as tools.  To show  some more ideas when using PS CS6 cooljazz_56@msn.com

Unusual ways we use Widgets in Adobe Muse

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 by Eliot Attridge Latest activity: Oct 23, 2014

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I'm on the Adobe Generation Pro Web Design course and posted a similar question on the course forum but I thought I could open this up to all you AEErs  If you use Muse, have you found any unusual ways to use the Widgets to enrich a web based educational experience?  If you have, post them in this thread. That way we could all be inspired. I'll start- I have used the tooltip widget on a distance-time graph and a speed-time graph. When the student hovers the mouse over each part of the line, the... Read More


Posted on Oct 15, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Mar 27, 2015

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Create at least two goals surrounding your next steps after completing this workshop. Think about ways that you want to develop as a web designer and ways to integrate web design into your classroom. This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development workshop Up and Running with Adobe Dreamweaver.

Fostering creativity in an eLearning environment

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Sep 30, 2014

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I'm doing a presentation on creativity in the classroom for a group of eLearning educators, but so far my research has turned up only the challenges to fostering creativity and engagement in online learning. So I'm turning to you, the EdEx community, for help. What has been your experience in trying to foster a more creative, collaborative, inquiry-based learning environment online? What have been your successes and challenges?Do you have any great examples of Connect, Captivate or Presenter being used to... Read More

How effective are online graphic design software courses? Do people really learn how to use the Adobe Design suite watching videos?

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 by Richard Campbell Latest activity: Dec 29, 2014

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I am interested in evaluating the use of online video training courses in teaching the Adobe Design Suite to Freshman on the college level.  My experience so far has been that students who have not had one on one instruction with a trainer really don't learn how to use the software with the depth that is needed in the professional environments.  We recently added Lynda. com to our resources on campus, and I'm interested in anyone's evaluation of using that resource specifically to train students f... Read More

Presenter Workshop is out of date

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 by Eliot Attridge Latest activity: Sep 2, 2014

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Looking through the Adobe Presenter workshop discovered that it is out of date re: Mac and Adobe Video Presenter Express. The video on the second part of the workshop says that you can download for free and upload any number of videos for free. This is not the case. AVPE now has a substantial cost and is not free for any videos. Maybe the workshop needs to be altered to reflect this plus the organisers of the next T4T which uses Presenter, need to take this into account.

Forms Central, what is the cost

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 by Eliot Attridge Latest activity: Aug 14, 2014

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I am a little confused with Forms Central. Within the T4T course we have been told that it is a great aspect of Adobe and part of the CC license. What's puzzling me is that I am only able to create 1 form. It then wants me to uprgade. Is this an error, or is this what everyone else has to do? I'm not convinced that everyone using it has paid the annual subscription (which is quite large) in advance. For a start, how would you persuade others to buy it in school, especially as there is competition from (fre... Read More

Free course on drawing

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 by Eliot Attridge Latest activity: Sep 17, 2014

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The folks at Lynda.com are starting a 21 day drawing challenge course on 4th August, where there will be a daily video and challenge. The course is led by Von Glitschka and is free to people who 'Like' the Lynda.com Facebook page, so you don't have to pay for membership.

Creative Cloud for Education - Where is Presenter and Captivate

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 by Sjaani van den Berg Latest activity: Mar 7, 2015

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Can we as a collective and active Adobe Education Exchange community push to have an alternative collection of software in a Creative Cloud geared towards Education. I see that the photography user base has been strong enough to get a cheaper alternative which offers only Photoshop & Lightroom. My thoughts are that the education community could benefit from an alternative collection of tools which included Presenter and Captivate. If we had the ability to convince Adobe to have an Educators CC which... Read More

download trial versions of acrobat andphotoshop

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 by uma ravi Latest activity: Aug 3, 2014

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I had trying to ,do self paced   workshop in the traning session T4T for which I have work on photoshop.I have trouble to download the free trial version of phtoshop and acrobat pro.Suggest me the way to download.which will enable me to complete my workshop.

Connect - Education cost?

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 by Eliot Attridge Latest activity: Jan 7, 2015

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I'm wondering whether there is an educational discount for using Adobe Connect. I'm thinking of using it with a class of year 12 students to carry out revision support. The cost seems very steep for a school (especially as I would be the one paying for it!) i.e. US$55 per month. I can't justify the annual cost, even though it is cheaper, because it wouldn't be used that often. Does anyone have any advice / recommendations about this? Does anyone use Connect for online revision class support?

Web conferencing for student support

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 by Anita Kaddoura Latest activity: Jul 26, 2014

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Here we can discuss all the possibilities for online conferencing and education/support.  This is as we discussed in Adobe T4T

Is it possible to hide/blur sensitive information in Captivate video demo?

Posted on May 13, 2014 by John Lacey Latest activity: Jan 5, 2015

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I've started using Adobe Captivate 7 recently and am finding it quite useful.  I would actually like to use Captivate to make some tutorial videos on the use of social media, however I suspect there will be instances where I'll need to hide the details of my friends... Is there a way to selectively blur / hide stuff on the screen in Captivate? Or am I sort of left to manually cropping / zooming away from stuff I don't want to show?  Love to hear your thoughts. 

From print to digital: how would you develop paper-based resources into interactive activities on a VLE?

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 by Dustin Hosseini Latest activity: Aug 15, 2014

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Hello all, I have been teaching for some time, and within the last few years I've taken a great interest in integrating technology into the classroom. For me this has either consisted of putting interactive activities into a VLE such as Moodle, or creating collaborative activities by using Google Drive/Docs. I am curious, however... How would you develop a VLE based upon traditionally paper-based, classroom course materials? How might you go about transforming these materials into a digital fo... Read More


Posted on Feb 20, 2014 by Nathan Tillett Latest activity: Sep 2, 2014

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For anyone interested in MOOCs, Regent University recently launched LUXVERA.regent.edu. Anyone who is interested in free online learning with a Christian perspective thrown in I invite you to check out the site. Let me know what you think. I've been involved with the GREAT Talks video learning series. http://luxvera.regent.edu/

Visually Impaired resources for Photoshop CS6

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 by Kevin Woeller Latest activity: Jan 2, 2014

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I enjoy working with Photoshop CS6, but I am looking for some resources to help me, when I work with Photoshop. Because I am visually impaired. Thank you if you can help out. cooljazz_56@msn.com

Content Aware Tool

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 by Kevin Woeller Latest activity: Aug 3, 2014

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I am wanting to learn more about the content aware tool, and searching for websites that have tutorials to show me examples of how to profect this tool for me to learn. Kevin

New Learning platform launched on the Creative Cloud!

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 by Rita Amladi Latest activity: May 17, 2014

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Hi all,  I'm excited to announce that Adobe launched a new Learning platform on the Creative Cloud today! It features hundreds of curated videos on subjects ranging from design, digital imaging, video/audio and web design and publishing. We're proud to offer premium learning content created by experts at Adobe and leading video trainers from around the world.  The content is now freely available to all, so please stop by and encourage your students to check out the... Read More

Create Interactive Cornell Notes using Classmint

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 by rajan chandi Latest activity: Dec 14, 2013

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Hello, I've seen many forums asking for templates to create Cornell Notes. We've built a site to create foldable cornell notes which can also be printed on paper. https://www.classmint.com I'd really appreciate your feedback. Best, Rajan