Teachers urged to use education programs

national April 21, 2014 00:00

By Premyuda Boonroj
The Nation

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As schools become more aware of the growing demand for creative workers, teachers should make use of Adobe tools to enhance students' learning and creative skills, one expert says

Tacy Trowbridge, group manager for worldwide education programs at Adobe Systems, recently invited teachers to make use of the free Adobe Education Exchange (EdEx) program at edex.adobe.com. 
Under EdEx, which was revamped last year to be more social and easy for members to connect with other members, teachers can interact and exchange ideas as well as collaborate with other teachers worldwide.
Teachers can also access free resources including short courses for them and ready-made curricula for instructing their students. 
The three most popular courses are “Build your brand”, “Getting started”, “Explore creativity in today’s classroom” and “Assessing creativity in today’s classroom”. 
Those wanting to learn how to use Adobe tools can also make use of the Adobe Creative Cloud’s short tutorials at helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/learn/tutorials.html before going ahead to get a 30-day trial of a free Adobe Creative Cloud account at creative.adobe.com/plans.
EdEx’s sub-program called “Adobe Campus Leaders” is now open for applications from active members of EdEx who are influential in their institutions and are inspiring users of Adobe’s digital media creation tools.
Adobe Campus Leaders can enjoy a one-year term and use of the ACL badge, get invitations to special Adobe Education events, become a member of the private EdEx online group and access additional resources to further foster creativity. 
Adobe could also help launch higher education students’ careers via the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) 2014, which is now calling for entries at www.adobeawards.com to earn a chance at winning recognition, Adobe software and some cash prizes. 
The second submission session runs until June 20.
She was speaking during a session at the ninth annual Adobe Education Leadership Forum held in Kuala Lumpur.

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