As part of its Strategic Plan, Penn State continually strives to drive digital innovation in higher education. The University’s partnership with Adobe provides students and faculty access to some of the most powerful digital services and resources available which makes innovation remarkably achievable.
Starting in January 2019, Penn State instructors will have access to dozens of free Adobe Collaborative Courses that are taught “by educators for educators.”
“Incorporating digital media into coursework is an excellent way to develop students’ skills that will prove beneficial in their professional lives,” said Kyle Bowen, director of innovation with Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology. “These Collaborative Courses from Adobe cover a broad range of faculty needs, whether instructors are just starting with digital media or have years of experience.”
The courses are open for enrollment now with the earliest offerings beginning on January 21, 2019, and will cover products ranging from Photoshop to After Effects and many in between. The time commitment for each course will vary based on the skill level it is tailored to and the product it covers. Enrollees can expect to commit between two to 25 hours of instruction depending on their needs.
Upon successful completion of each course, successful “graduates” will receive an accredited professional development certificate from Adobe and a digital badge.
Interested Penn State faculty and staff members can visit Adobe’s Collaborative Courses hub for more details.