(side note: normally I would not go 3 months without a post..I am lucky that I am just starting out with this blog, but still want to apologize to my Followers for the lack of content. I blame it on the cold! haha)
This week started a new 8-week course from Adobe for me and what I am sure are hundreds (thousands?) of others across the world. Last year I wrote about my experience in the first Train the Trainer course and it honestly was a great experience. (Read this post via this link.) This round I am very excited because the focus is on eLearning! Visit edex.adobe.com and search for Elements and eLearning. Here is a short description from the Adobe Ed Exchange about this course:
If you currently train or seek to train teachers who have little to no familiarity with digital media or online learning, this course is for you. Over eight weeks, you’ll explore interactive content that will prepare you to train educators on the Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements products as well as Adobe’s powerful eLearning tools, Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter. You’ll become familiar with Adobe Education’s support for trainers as you explore the important role digital skills and creativity play in the classrooms of today and tomorrow. Finally, you’ll engage in a peer-based interactive professional development design curriculum that will take your trainings to the next level.
Did I mention this is FREE?? I will not deny there is a fair amount of work and time required but, like anything, you get what you put into it…I noticed last year when I got into a routine and spent time on the lessons and participated in the Live Sessions it was a rewarding experience. Bottom line, I say join and try it out. If things get to hectic you can leave and join the course again in the Summer if that works better for your schedule-it will be offered July-August 2015.