Media Commons was joined by several of our Fall 2017 pilot instructors for a panel discussion on using the Adobe Creative Cloud in the classroom. Thanks to Lynn Klees + Dr. Martha Strickland (whose projects you can learn about below) as well as Kristen McAuley + Dr. Chrystine Mitchell for providing your stories and insights to the attendees at Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium 2018.
Beaver Campus Event
Instructional Designer, Heather Hughes talks Spark with campus faculty and leadership
Faculty and staff were invited to attend an open workshop on 5 February at the Penn State Beaver campus (as well as online for remote attendees). Our Fall 2017 course pilot instructors presented their outcomes and shared their reflections on using Adobe Spark in their courses as well as fielding questions on lessons learned and upcoming plans with their peers from across the Commonwealth. (We also ate delicious vegan lunch from B52 in Pittsburgh.)
Fall 2017 Courses
In our first semester of offering training and support for Adobe Spark, instructors across six campuses and as many disciplines created and implemented assignments that challenged students to use the platform as a means of publishing their scholarship to a wide audience. These are just some of their results.
In her upper-level Learning Theory and Instructional Procedures course at Penn State Harrisburg, Dr. Martha Strickland asked her secondary education majors to create Spark pages that explain classroom diversity topics to a parent + teacher audience. Teams for 3-5 students converted research papers into web presentations that also incorporated three minutes of video content which had to include at least one expert interview.