I use Indesign on a daily basic and still i got so much from this tutorials and life classes. Actually in going back to my reflections above i noticed i didn' t mention Indesign a lot may be because its so natural for me , its my main Program and my favorite. I even do things there that i could do in Illustrator just because i prefer the Indesign Interface a lot over the one of Illustrator. Would like an advanced course for Illustrator to teach me to love it . On all courses i get to love the tools more and get more encouraged to learn. I love the learning from students as well. The course was to short but i think its great to get a little overview to the longer courses. Anyhow i feel like i just started and its already the end.
I learned some new things and got great links to resources i never heard about like Crowd Scribed. And even as a non teacher i learn how to get students exited about all whats possible. I think the mixture of online self paced students and teacher learning is perfect and opens the doors to anyone: teacher or not teacher. In a way you teach also with your creations you teach to see - you open eyes - you give information - you share your taste and try to understand the taste of others. So any one that creates is a teacher, its not only to be a teacher in the classroom.
What i got from this short course besides the good explanations on the Indesign Interface and options (a lot covered in a very short time!) is to learn how to pass information very clear and very eye opening - all lessons were great and specially Lukas for me is the perfect teacher. From his lessons also in past i understood first time things i didn't get when being a beginner in Indesign. His students are lucky and i am sure many good designers will come out of his classes.
Its was hard for me to find time for the homework like always but i try to find first the time to be in the life classes because i found them most helpful and also more personal it makes one feel part of the international creating community. To watch the recordings is not an alternative because you get only the info not the real life. And also each life class is very different and covers different objects and explanations its dynamic because of students questions and sometime because of technical issues. It great how the tutors mange to overcome all whats happening and this for me is a quality of a good teacher as well: to adjust oneself to whats happening and not going strict to a plan. Last not least i got to lover Spark, i found the way its useful for me and the simplicity makes it possible to share fast and beautiful designed out of the box . I saw some really great journals here and got spoiled...to open a PDF is past...
Thanks to all of you for this really good skill builder course and see you in the future course!