Adobe Generation Professional: Digital Creativity

Course Closed

This course is now closed. Find out when this course will be offered again and enroll in other courses on the Collaborative Courses page. 

Deadline Extension: The course will now close 1 week later than planned on December 2 at 11pm UTC. 

Course Overview

This free five-week course introduces educators to the basics of digital media creation in an intensive, hands-on collaborative experience. Learn to create digital images, graphics, video, publishing and even a website using the latest Adobe tools, and explore best practices for integrating digital media into your classroom.

All the content you produce can be used to model good practices within your own university, college or school. Each week of the course will introduce you to a new theme and in weeks 2, 3 and 4 we will meet an industry expert from the world of digital design. As a result, you’ll become more confident with cutting-edge digital tools, more effective as a teacher, and more of an inspiration to your students.

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.

“It has been excellent. Everything I have learnt in these courses I have been able to take back into my classes and I have used it every semester since doing this course.” Sheri Gorman (Course participant)


Learning Objectives

By completing in this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Create digital images using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe mobile apps.
  • Create graphics for print and screen with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Create digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Work with Adobe InDesign to create stunning classroom resources.
  • Explore best practices for teaching and learning with digital media.
  • Integrate creativity and digital media into a curriculum plan for the classroom.

What to Expect

The course kicks off on Monday, October 3 and ends on Friday, December 2. 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 11pm UTC on Friday December 2 if you’d like to graduate and earn course credit.


Live Classes

Live class sessions will be hosted as follows:

Option A (for course members in East Asia, Australia and NZ)

  • 7:00 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight  Time (GMT+11 hours) Sydney Time

Option B (for course members in Europe)

  • 7:00 p.m. UTC. London Time.

Option C (for course members in North, Central and South America)

  • 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (GMT-6 hours) Chicago Time

    Use www.worldtimebuddy.com to work out the best time for you.

Live Class 1 takes place at the following date and time: Thursday October 6. All live classes are hosted via Adobe Connect. (https://seminars.adobeconnect.com/adobegenpro) Book mark this link.


Course Timeline and Important Dates


  • Monday, October 3: Course opens on the Adobe Education Exchange. Review pre-course readings and plan your participation.

  • Thursday, October 6: Class 1

  • Thursday, October 13: Class 2

  • Thursday, October 20: Class 3

  • Thursday, October 27: Class 4

  • Thursday, November 3: Class 5

  • Friday, December 2: Course ends. Last day to submit assignments to the Education Exchange if you want to graduate from the course.

Note: Dates and times are subject to change up until the course starts.


Prerequisites

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.


Course Credit

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.


Invite a friend

If you are enjoying  the course why not invite a friend or colleague and gain some Edex points at the same time? Just click the link:

https://edex.adobe.com/refer-a-peer/digitalcreativity2016

Instructors

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Ross Wallis

Sjaani van den Berg

Jason Carthew

Mark Shufflebottom

Course Workshops
Week 1 Meet the tutors and get oriented to the course program. Download the required software and start thinking about your learning goals. Start making classroom resources with Adobe Photoshop.
Week 2 Learn the basics of graphics and illustration using Adobe Illustrator. This class is all about creating a vector character.
Week 3 Develop your knowledge and understanding of Adobe Premiere.
Week 4 Develop your design skills by diving into InDesign to create graphics for screen and print.
Week 5 Set up a personal online portfolio to showcase you and your work.
Achieving Accreditation Week 6 Achieving Accreditation
Enrolled Members
Course discussions
Questions for instructors (Digital Creativity)
415 131
Recording Links (Digital Creativity)
934 12
Having trouble with CMYK on Behance
2 0
Dealing with some serious weather . . .
33 6
Final assignment submission
67 7
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