Supporting teachers through #AdobeGen

The @AdobeUK Team

November 08, 2012

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Adobe Generation: What can your students achieve?

The @AdobeUK Team

November 07, 2012

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We’re almost half way through our Adobe Generation courses, and I have to say the student work has been fabulous so far. We’ll be adding a selection to the Adobe Students UK Facebook page over the next few weeks, but in the meantime I wanted to tell you about an inspiring young lady who won the pilot Games Design course this summer.

Lydia Odai (18) signed up to expand her digital skills before she started her University degree in September. She had no previous games design experience, yet produced a stunning game called ‘Falling from the Sky’ after just nine hours of teaching time – it just goes to show what can be achieved even in a short amount of time. Over 1,000 students took part in the pilot, but Lydia’s game outshone them all.

Here’s what Lydia had to say about Adobe Generation…
“I’ve always been interested in gaming, so was excited to sign up to the Adobe Generation Games Design course and learn more about the creative skills I’d need to succeed in the industry. I didn’t have any games design experience when I signed up, but the courses were easy to follow so before I knew it, I was learning complex skills such as coding. Being taught by people from industry really helped, as they gave us a firsthand perspective on what it’s like to work in gaming. I’ve just started a BA in Computer Visualisation & Animation at Bournemouth University so hope to build on the skills I acquired through Adobe Generation. Plus the course convinced me that my decision to go in the creative industries was the right one. I’d recommend that anyone interested in learning new digital skills, signs up.”
You can play Lydia’s game for yourselves by clicking here. Plus there’s still time for you and your students to sign up to the current Adobe Generation courses we’re running in Games Design, Photo Imaging and Animation – visit www.adobegeneration.com for more info!

Adobe announces Eduserv Adobe ELA Framework agreement

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September 06, 2012

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Students are now paying up to £9,000 a year in tuition fees. As such, Universities should anticipate their new intake of undergraduates to have much higher expectations about what they’re getting from their studies. With more and more employers expecting their staff to be well versed in digital, there will naturally be increased demand from students for access to industry-standard technology that will help them get a job once they graduate.

To support institutions in meeting this demand, we’ve launched a new three year license agreement, the Eduserv Adobe ELA Framework Agreement. It means that both Further Education and Higher Education institutions will be able to provide access to Adobe’s latest Creative Suite software across the whole campus for the first time. Plus staff get it too!

We’re working with loads of leading institutions to help them deliver a strong digital offering. Here’s what a few have to say about the Eduserv Adobe ELA Framework Agreement:

 Kirk Laws-Chapman, Resources Manager, Norwich University College of the Arts:

“The new Eduserv Adobe ELA Framework Agreement has provided Norwich University College of the Arts with an affordable way to give our students access to latest industry standard software across the campus. Meeting expectations against a background of rising tuition fees is a challenge, and this is a great way for us to add value to the student experience here.

Phil Purves – Senior Lecturer, Bath Spa University:

“I’m confident that a lot of current and future students will benefit the new Eduserv Adobe ELA Framework Agreement. In addition to saving the University money, it is giving us software consistency everywhere with the latest CS6 suite available on whatever machine is capable of running it. All our creative areas have been keen to support this new agreement. It’s going to make a huge difference.”

Steve Harvey, Arts University College at Bournemouth:

“The Arts University College at Bournemouth (AUCB) feels extremely privileged to be signed up to the Eduserv Adobe ELA Framework Agreement. It enables us to offer more access to industry standard software at a good price, but also helps with the strategic development of software maintenance to align Education and Business application deployment.”

 For more information on how to sign up to the agreement, check outwww.eduserv.org.uk/ela. To be included in the next entry point in November 2012, institutions must complete all paperwork by 24th October.

Share, Discuss and Learn with Adobe Education Exchange

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August 21, 2012

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I’m sure most teachers will agree that hearing about their peers’ experiences and getting their advice is incredibly valuable. Learning new techniques and approaches, what’s worked and what hasn’t, is what helps keep teaching fresh and inspired. That’s why we’ve just launched a new public discussion forum on the Adobe Education Exchange.

In a nutshell, the forum enables members to share ideas so they can keep up to date with the latest tools and innovations. There are more than a dozen different forum topics including teaching & learning and educational technology, so members can discover as well as contribute new ideas that will help others spark creativity in the classroom.

It’s really simple to start a new discussion – all you need to do is click on the collaborate tab on the top level navigation bar and fire away your questions or top tips. With more than 50,000 members, there is bound to be a member out there who shares your interests! Current discussions include everything from how to incorporate HTML5 into the classroom to the best ways to teach students how to use Photoshop.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the Adobe Education Exchange website for more information and start sharing today!

How to deploy Adobe Creative Suite 6 across your campus this Summer

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August 07, 2012

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If your University’s looking to deploy Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) across campus this summer, then this one’s for you. We’ve created a bunch of resources to help ensure a smooth installation process using Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition (AAMEE).

In a nutshell, AAMEE is a straightforward and customisable way to wrap CS6 applications as MSI or PKG packages for silent deployment across your campus. It means you can automatically enter and validate volume serial numbers over the internet prior to installation, choose which applications are installed, disable automatic updates, and turn off manual registration.

Take a look at this onDemand eSeminar to find out more. You can also download free guides and toolkits by clicking here.

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