New course updates! This course was updated in January 2021 with new learning content, examples, resources and lesson plans to help you and your students get started with digital publishing and Adobe InDesign. For participants part-way through this course as of January 20th, assignments from the previous version of the course will still be acceptable for graduation.
“Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.” - Arthur W. Chickering
Help your students to communicate with impact
Publishing has always been an important cultural medium and powerful method of communication - even more so when fully-featured creative tools like Adobe InDesign allow anyone to create their own publications at any time. Your students interact with published materials on a daily basis, both in print and in a digital space, so the potential for using this medium as a teaching and learning tool can’t be understated.
By teaching your students the principles of creating powerful, persuasive and informative digital publications, you’re not only giving them a valuable digital skill, but also helping them to develop vital communication skills applicable to any industry.
Engage your students with digital publishing skills
Understanding the fundamentals of creative digital publishing is important for any educator who wants an effective way to help their students engage with any subject. It’s never been easier to spark creativity and capture the imagination of your students.
Everything in this course, from video tutorials to lesson plans and resources, is perfect for assigning directly to your students. Or, if you prefer, you could even use our materials as inspiration to create your own lesson plans and projects that speak directly to your students.
Develop your own creative publishing skills
This course doesn’t just provide you with enriching creative projects for your students. It also aims to help you, as an educator, to enrich your creative skillset and deepen your knowledge.
This course will focus on InDesign, Adobe’s industry-standard tool for creating and editing publications for both print and digital media. InDesign is a powerful tool that has been a staple of professional workflows for over 20 years, and its natural synergy with a wide range of Adobe apps give creatives the edge. After taking this course, you will understand how to use Adobe InDesign to create and assign engaging classroom activities, and inspire students across all curriculum and subject areas.
After taking this course, you, as an educator, will:
- Understand the basic principles of Adobe InDesign and learn creative techniques to enhance your workflow
- Gain knowledge from experienced professionals
- Apply this new knowledge to your own classroom context
- Gain access to resources to help you create engaging opportunities for your students
Enroll now to get accredited for your professional development
In this course, we’ll introduce you to the essentials of creating digital publications with Adobe InDesign. You’ll explore a variety of key techniques that you can learn, master and teach in your own classroom, and hear from expert educators and see many examples of activities you can immediately apply to any classroom context.
The learning content in this course will take about 3 hours, and includes an optional assignment. By completing the assignment and marking this course as complete, you will receive a digital badge and a certificate for 3 hours of accredited professional learning.