ABOUT THE COURSE
We all know that higher education is directed by different objectives – knowledge and skills in the subject areas, capability to identify formulate and handle complex problems, evaluate information and formulate possible solutions, communicate knowledge at theoretical as well as applicable level, enhance ability to co-operate and to develop professional skills. Fulfilling these objectives in itself is a great challenge; it imposes specific demands, not only on the teachers but also on teaching methods. Teaching must stimulate students to learn, to seek information and to critically synthesize information and knowledge. It should also offer possibilities for applying their acquired skills. This infers that a variety of teaching methods need to be applied.
This course has been designed to provide students with tools for life-long learning, i.e. learn how to learn and to gather knowledge. The course was created keeping in mind the rapid growth of new knowledge. It focuses on enhancing creative skills of the students and make them future ready to step into the corporate world.
knowing the fact that today's world is all about being digital, be it the corporate or the PERSONAL world, this course focuses primarily on enabling students create their digital profiles.
The course does not only focus on subject knowledge, but also on the skills to be acquired. Students must become aware of what they need to learn to succeed.
Skills without a degree or a degree without skills will be of not much important (however, skills without a degree is always better than a degree without skills)
Adobe Spark – An Introduction
1. What is Adobe Spark?
Adobe Spark is a free application by Adobe to enhance and showcase your creativity. It helps you to create beautiful visual stories swiftly and share ideas instantly across various platforms. You can create visual stories using combination of various media like text, icons, images, and videos.
Adobe Spark stories can be build using three design applications – Adobe Spark Page, Adobe Spark Post and Adobe Spark Video, using platform independent Adobe Spark Web app or Mobile app for iOS devices like iPhone. Content created, automatically gets saved on the cloud and is always in sync.
2. What Adobe Spark can do?
Adobe Spark helps you to create images optimized for different social media platforms with right size and shape of image for each social media platform to augment your social media presence. Create a video using images from your computer or iOS camera roll, add narration and background music, formulate text overlay and craft an amazing video to share with your peers or students.
You can combine your images and videos and develop a web page adding elaborate text and other relevant images directly searchable from within Adobe Spark. You can easily develop visual content for businesses, education, social media and many more. You also get inspired by exploring the Adobe Spark Gallery for different projects made by different classes of people.
Adobe Spark can be used by students of higher education for creating book reports, assignments, making projects, designing reports, creating posters, creating blogs, digital profile, personal portfolio, sharing experiences in the form of storytelling etc. On the other hand, educators can use the same for creating video journals, video lessons, lesson plans, storyboards and so on. Thus, it is evident how Adobe Spark is beneficial not only for students but for the entire education fraternity.
In a nutshell you can create amazing ‘professional in look’ graphics, beautiful magazine-style Web Pages, and professional quality videos with soundtracks and cinematic motion.
3. Features of Adobe Spark
- Quick anytime, anywhere creativity
Create anything, anywhere and anytime with the help of a platform, with independent web app and apps for iOS. Use any device – a laptop or mobile iOS device.
Share your creations via social media platforms or email and capture attention with your amazing designs.
Professional quality themes are available with best-in-class layouts, colors, and fonts. Tweak them just by adding text and photos that suit your needs.
You can turn your text into a professional-looking graphic by simply applying a professional theme that provides beautiful fonts and color combination without the need of any designing experience. Make your text pop by resizing and applying beautiful typography.
Search and use thousands of photos on the web or use from your personal collections on Adobe Creative Cloud, Lightroom CC, Dropbox or Google Photos.
- Auto-resize designs as per requirement
Irrespective of your need of a graphic for Facebook, Pinterest or a banner for your blog or website, simply create it and adjust it to right size on the fly by selecting a target platform.Unique Motion Effects
Bring your text, photos and videos instantly to life with fluid, elegant motion called Glideshow. Impress your audience with its amazing motion effects.
- Responsive web pages fit for any screen
Pages you create in Adobe Spark automatically adapt to look great on any screen size – be it a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Present your idea as a responsive web page that can be viewed in any web browser.
Components of Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark Post
Enables you create professional graphics in absolutely no time. A user friendly tool for creating memos, announcements, invitations etc.
Adobe Spark Video
Adobe Spark Video enables you to create animated videos in absolutely no time. It is a great tool for lessons, pitches, presentations, greetings and more.
Adobe Spark Page
Adobe Spark Page enables you to create web stories in absolutely no time. It is a competent tool for photo journals, event recaps, portfolios, catalogues and more.