Class 6 Reflection - Formative Assessment
This took me a while to find a portfolio and to use the rubric to assess it. I found that searching for portfolio on Behance wasn't giving me great results so while searching for myself on a device I was not logged into I realised that this was bringing up a lot of good content for people with the same name as me.
I chose this Portfolio by Matthew Taylor because it appears to be an architecture project and I find this interesting. I also felt that I could offer some helpful tips on the layout and design based on what we had leaned in this course. I created a Spark page and took screen shots of the Portfolio to give a formative assessment that will help him to improve the effectiveness of people viewing his work in the future.
I really enjoyed this Adobe course. There were some very challenging elements to it but I was always encouraged to be creative and have fun. This was my second course and I found that I was building upon skills that I had learned in my previous course. I still needed a bit of refreshing in how to use Photoshop and InDesign, Spark was easy to pick back up and I learned to use a new program with Illustrator.
Photoshop is becoming my program of choice now that I have started to get used to the basics and have seen some of the more complicated effects that it can achieve. InDesign is a great program and the sky is the limit with the effects that can be put into a document. Spark is really handy and so easy and practical to use, I will be using this for many projects in the future. Illustrator was difficult to use at first and some of the instructional videos I felt assume you are not a complete novice but the more I used it the more I realised how handy it can be. Probably to most trouble I had with it was thinking that it would work the same as InDesign.
The course content was really practical in helping me with ways to improve my digital presence and well worth the hours that I put into leaning the content and software. I find this style of self paced learning through Practical experience best suits my learner behaviour. I hope to find ways to use this style and these programs to help my students in the future.
Thanks to the Adobe EdEx team