Visual Effects for Educators

1/23/19 - 3/8/19
Enroll until 3/06/2019 UTC

About this Course

This FREE online course is aimed at all educators working in primary, secondary or higher education. Explore the principles of creating visual effects. Develop your skills with the industry-leading visual effects tool Adobe After Effects. Learn how to teach your students the design and technical skills they need to use visual effects in their projects. Explore:

  • How using visual effects in your curriculum can produce positive outcomes for you and your students

  • Best practices and principles for creating amazing visual effects

  • The technical skills to create your own visual effect projects with Adobe tools (with support from expert digital media educators)

  • Ideas for integrating visual effect projects into your curriculum. You’ll gain a collection of teaching materials for use with your students.

What will I receive when I complete this course?

Successful graduates of this course will receive a certificate accrediting 25 hours of professional development, as well as a digital badge.

How does this course work?

The course opens on January 21 2019 and runs until March 8 2019. The course will take about 25 hours to complete, and includes:

  • Online live classes featuring interactive software demos from expert educators

  • Topical background information to expand your knowledge and understanding

  • Video lectures from expert tutors providing a basic introduction to Adobe tools

  • A hands-on creative assignment, with personalized feedback available from a supportive and collaborative community of educators

What do I need to get started?

No prior experience with Adobe tools or digital media technologies is required. In this course we’ll be covering the following creative tools:

What does this course cost?

This course is FREE, including accreditation.


Jon Holmes

Kev Lavery

Freddie Clarke

Joseph Labrecque

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Sjaani van den Berg

Course Tutors

Course Workshops
Start Learning Familiarize yourself with the course and get started.
Explore Digital Creativity Develop your digital skill set.
Create/Make/Do Explore best practices.
Apply Your Knowledge Learn about practical applications in your classroom.
Create Your Final Project Complete your digital media project.
Acheiving Accreditation The final steps towards graduation and accreditation.
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Completing this Course will award you the following badge(s):