Speaking at COLTT 2015

I’ve been absent from this regional conference in Boulder, CO for a couple of years now – but will be at the University of Colorado campus for COLTT 2015 in August. The title of my talk is Mobile Application Development Technology Roundup – where I’ll be examining the differences between some of my favorite cross-platform mobile development frameworks.

Have a look at the full schedule and list of presenters and do register if you’ll be in the area.


Mobile Application Development Technology Roundup

Date: August 6th 2015 – 2:45pm
Session Type: Technology Round-up
Topics: Disruptive Innovations, Mobile Technology and Devices, Research

Learning objectives:

  • Explore current choices in cross-platform mobile development
  • Be aware of the current landscape and what may lie down the road

Abstract: So many choices! With many schools opting for a BYOD approach to mobile learning, what is the best technology to build upon which can target all the major mobile devices? This session will present a solid rundown of a number of cross-platform mobile application development technologies to give you a leg up on expectations and application. Which technology is best??? Not the most simple question to answer but here is some information that can help!


Adobe EdEx Group: Flash Exchange!


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…



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.

Animated Infographics with Flash Professional

Adobe is holding a number of neat professional development events for educators over the next few months. I’ll be hosting two sessions on Flash Professional CC at the end of October that I encourage you to attend.

The morning session will go over the basics of getting content from Adobe Illustrator into a Flash Project, animating that content, and publishing it as a single animated infographic in Flash Player. In the afternoon, we’ll see how to convert our Flash project to target HTML5 Canvas, build interactive elements, tween the entire infographic based upon user control, and more!


Easy animated infographics with Flash Professional
October 29, 2014 – 8.00am (PDT)

Make your own infographics—and supercharge them with animation! In this session you’ll learn how to use Adobe Flash Professional to add drawings, images, and text to your infographics, and then export them for playback on Adobe Flash Player.

Advanced animated infographics with Flash Professional
October 29, 2014 – 3.00pm (PDT)

Make your infographics even more engaging. In this more advanced session, you’ll learn how to use Adobe Flash Professional to include user-driven navigation along the Timeline.

Adobe MAX 2014

Adobe MAX October 4-8, 2014, Los Angeles, CA

My first Adobe MAX was 2008 in San Francisco. This was also the time when I first stepped into my role as an Adobe Education Leader. As a result of these two events coinciding… I always look forward to connecting with both the wider Adobe community and specifically the ACP and AEL groups during community and education events. If you are involved in education and will be at MAX – check out the #CreateEdu Unconference on Sunday!

I have been to every single MAX since that time… so it’s strange that this will be the first time since then I will not be in attendance or speaking. I’ll certainly miss seeing everyone from the community leader, user group, and education teams… but I can’t feel too bad, as my wife and I will be celebrating 10 years of marriage somewhere very tropical. Good excuse, right? Next year, friends!

Go ahead and register – there is still time!


AEL Advisory Board (Adobe Higher Education)

Pleased to announce that I am the newest higher education representative on the Adobe Education Leader Advisory Board. The process involves being nominated by the current board members and then having nominees undergo an election among the AELs of a particular segment. The board itself exists within the AEL community as a way to provide direct representation of an AEL segment (in my case, higher education) to the Adobe Education Team. As you can see below; the board is full of stellar AELs and I’m happy to be working with them in the coming years!


Higher Education:
Matthijs Clasener
Tom Green
Joseph Labrecque
Mark Shufflebottom

Kelly Kermode
Renaldo Lawrence
Dustin Parrish
Ian Usher

Megan Townes

Congratulations to Renaldo Lawrence and Megan Townes who are also new to the board.