Deadline Extension: The course will now close on November 11 at 11pm UTC.
Creating digital content for supporting blended learning, flipped classroom, and online learning instruction.Terms like “blended learning”, “flipped classrooms”, and “MOOCs” circulate the world of education today. What do they mean in the context of your teaching and learning and meeting the needs of your students? In this five-week course, you will focus on a number of different types of digital content creation tools to support your teaching and learning in the physical classroom and online. Throughout the course, you will explore best practices for integrating digital media into your classroom. Each week of the course will introduce you to a new theme from the world of eLearning. Topics include, blended learning, flipped classrooms, video in the classroom, and sequencing and scoping. All the content produced can be used to model good practices within your own university, college or school. As a result, you will become more confident with cutting-edge digital tools to produce multimedia content to support teaching and learning in the classroom and online to meet the needs of your students in the context of your teaching.
We will be exploring Adobe Creative Cloud apps like Adobe Spark, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Connect , Adobe Captivate and Adobe Audition.
This course is part of a series of Adobe Generation Professional courses designed to help educators become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, you’ll learn new tools and techniques, explore best practices for teaching and learning, and unleash your creativity to help drive student outcomes. Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.
By completing in this course, you’ll be able to:
- Become familiar with a range of Adobe tools for classroom use.
- Create eLearning content using a range of Adobe tools.
- Develop technical skills as well as a critical language.
- Explore best practices for teaching and learning with digital media.
- Interact with experts from the world of eLearning as well as fellow educators from around the globe.
- Learn from experience higher education tutors and hear about their eLearning successes.
Note: The content for this course is subject to change as the technology for creating eLearning resources changes.
What to Expect
The course kicks off on Monday, September 19 and ends on Friday, November 4. You may work at your own pace through the asynchronous content on the Exchange at any time during the course. We provide a suggested pacing to keep you on track during this intensive time period.
Each week, you will be attending a live class session (or viewing a recording). After the final week, you’ll be creating a final project that you’ll submit for review by the instructors. We’ve also built in time for you to catch up if you need to miss any days during the course. All work must be submitted no later than midnight UTC on November 4, if you’d like to graduate and earn course credit.
Live class sessions will be hosted at dates and times that are to be confirmed. There will be several times to attend to live class to accommodate course participants in different time zones, or you will be able to view a recording. All live classes are hosted via Adobe Connect.
Course Timeline and Important Dates
Course opens: Monday, September 19. Course opens on the Adobe Education Exchange. Review pre-course readings and plan your participation.
Class 1: Tuesday September 20
Class 2: Tuesday September 27
Class 3: Tuesday October 4
Class 4: Tuesday October 11
Class 5: Tuesday October 18
Enrollment closes: November 3
Course ends: November 11 Course ends. Last day to submit assignments to the Education Exchange if you want to graduate from the course. Live Classes run on Tuesdays.
Note: Dates and times are subject to change up until the course starts.
This is an introductory level course. No prior experience is assumed but a basic knowledge of the internet and basic understanding of digital technologies will be useful.
We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require at minimum 25 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you successfully completed 25 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement. The creation of content is a creative process so the amount of time you spend will vary.
Getting Started and Fundamentals. Meet the instructors and get oriented to the course program. Download the required software and start thinking about your learning goals. Learn the fundamentals of eLearning. Get started learning how to use Adobe software for creating eLearning resources.
Essentials. Learn the essential skills in a range of Adobe tools.
Elearning and your Classroom Continue to hone your technical skills and begin to explore how to apply your new knowledge to your classroom.
Wrap-Up and Reflection Reflect on your learning in the course and celebrate the work of your peers.
Refer a peer
Invite a friend or colleague to take this course with you by clicking on this link: https://edex.adobe.com/refer-a-peer/elearning2016