Adobe Education Leaders – Summit 2016

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It’s that time of year again – July means another AEL Summit is upon us. This year, we’ll be meeting in New York City for the North American summit and I’m really looking forward to connecting with other AELs and members of the Adobe Education team! I’m able to give a short talk this year as well – which should be very interesting considering the past 5 years or so…

Surviving Industry Disruption in Higher Education

Joseph Labrecque

This talk will explore how industry upheaval can affect institutional teaching and learning systems which make use of technology for media delivery and student interaction. With the tsunami of change introduced by mobile devices, adaptations in streaming technology, preferred file formats, and delivery platforms – there is a lot at stake when considering how systems must adapt to these changes to remain useful and beneficial. How is it possible to not only survive such monumental disruption – but even excel at adapting to the new order… while carefully weaving previous workflows, technologies, and standards into a changed world?

Call-To-Action: Embrace change without killing the past

It’s been a very busy year for me – and the Summer months are no exception to this. I’m hopeful that this summit will also provide some refreshment and additional energy to help me along, as it always seems to do!

Those interested in following along with the AEL Summit this year can keep an eye on #AEL16.

Flash Professional CC 2015: A New Era in Animation and Interactivity

Here is the recording and slides for my presentation “Flash Professional CC 2015: A New Era in Animation and Interactivity” for the Boulder Valley Adobe User Group.

See how Flash Professional CC lets you create assets and animations for any use case, device, browser or platform. Too often, users confuse the Flash Professional application with the Flash runtimes and believe they can target only certain browsers and devices with their content. Not so! Adobe has been enhancing the creative toolset within Flash Professional while building support for custom platforms. See what new creative tooling is now built into this premiere animation tool from Adobe – and how to use these exciting new tools to produce content which runs virtually anywhere!


Adobe MAX 2015 – Flash Professional Resources

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Giving Flash Professional Another Look (via @clockmaker_bot)

Had a really productive MAX this year with one session and a lab given twice – meaning that I presented across all three days of the conference. I was positive going into MAX about where Adobe is taking the application… but after talking with attendees and discussing the product with Adobe employees and community members I am absolutely convinced that the next year will be AMAZING for Flash Professional no matter what platforms you are targeting today.

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The main drive of this post though, is to bring a bunch of resources together regarding my speaking experience at MAX this year, and around Flash Professional in general. So without further ado…


Slides for Giving Flash Professional Another Look:

You can also view the full recording of my session, Giving Flash Professional Another Look!


As promised to all of my lab attendees… the full, color PDF of the lab workbook: Unleashing the Creative Power of Flash Professional CC!

max15workbookI want to thank you all so much – my Tuesday lab was a full session and the Wednesday lab was great fun. Thanks to all those who attended these labs!


All Adobe MAX 2015 Flash Professional Recordings:

[the 4 lab sessions, including Unleashing the Creative Power of Flash Professional CC, were not recorded, as is MAX standard practice.]

Flash Professional CC Q&A Recap

Here is the recap post from the Flash Professional CC Q&A I did with Adobe Customer Care yesterday. There was an overwhelming amount of interest which pushed the event a full 15+ minutes past the allotted time – which is great! This clearly demonstrates the passion and enthusiasm that people have for both Flash Professional CC and the wider Adobe Flash Platform.

Adobe EdEx Group: Flash Exchange!

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Flash Exchange is a group for discussion and resource sharing around the Adobe Flash Platform with a focus on education and educators.

All Flash-related content and interest is welcome: Flash Professional CC, Flash Player, AIR, HTML5 Canvas and WebGL, animation, creative tooling, Adobe Connect, Adobe Media Server, ActionScript, JavaScript, Flex, Starling, Feathers, Away3D, mobile development, apps, games, video streaming, et cetera…

http://edex.adobe.com/group/flx

 

More about the Adobe Education Exchange:
The Adobe Education Exchange is your online hub to help ignite creativity in your classroom. With instructional resources, professional development, and peer-to-peer collaboration, you’ll find the support you need here.