Recap of the Adobe Education Leader Institute 2014

Not long ago, I made my way back out to San Jose, California to attend what I believe would be my 6th annual Adobe Education Leader Institute. They have held the institute for years before that but no one involved in higher education was at that time a part of the program – at least not formally. This is an event I look forward to every year. Not just because I get to visit Adobe HQ and learn a bunch of cool stuff from Adobe executives, product managers, the Adobe education team, and other AELs… but also because I get

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Another update to LevelUp for Photoshop CC: Level 5

LevelUp for Photoshop is a game of missions — and points and rewards — that guide you along the way of learning basic Adobe® Photoshop® CC software skills. If you are just starting to use Photoshop, this is the game for you. We just shipped an updated version of LevelUp that contains a new, fifth, level. This new level has missions to help you create a poster, which is a bit different from the first four, which are all related to photography. New in this version (1.1.0) of LevelUp for Photoshop CC: An additional level to attain – Level 5:

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Adobe Education Leader Institute 2013

Next week I’ll be attending my fifth (5th!) Adobe Education Leader Institute at Adobe HQ in San Jose, CA. This is an annual event where AELs are invited to interface with Adobe and one another for a week of pretty intense collaboration, networking, teaching, and learning (and shenanigans). This is an event I look forward to every single year because it involves such a great group of passionate individuals who care so deeply about both this technology and the people it affects. One of the new additions this year is an unconference day… things could get crazy :) I have

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Education Exchange 2013 Refresh

This week, Adobe released a totally revamped version of the Adobe Education Exchange! For those unfamiliar; over the past two years or so, the Education Exchange has provided a way for educators to share resources, materials, content, and whatnot to anyone else registered with the exchange. There is also a place set aside for discussions that was introduced last year. The new updates not only redesign the entire system – but also create a more personable environment for collaboration and sharing. There are two features that I’ll highlight here: public profiles and a new points system with a growing set

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Create the Web: A Look Back

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Create the Web event that Adobe put on in San Francisco early last week. During this one day event, Adobe basically revealed their plans for tooling and services around web standards with a series of announcements, walkthroughs, and deep dives. As someone who is heavily invested in the Flash Platform but has also worked extensively in HTML & Friends over an even longer amount of time, I came away from the event with some very positive feelings in the direction they are taking all of this. Note that some of this post

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