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The winners of this year’s CODiE awards have been announced by the SIIE and we’re very pleased to share the great news regarding Adobe Presenter. Adobe Presenter Video Creator, one of the favorite new features in Adobe Presenter 8, has been recognized as the winner in the Best Video Tool category.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

It is an honor to be recognized for Adobe Presenter Video Creator, and we hope you’ll all take a moment to check out the software that has inspired all of this praise and attention. If you haven’t yet used Adobe Presenter Video Creator, you can see some great examples of Adobe Presenter Video Creator, along with wonderful tutorials on our Adobe Presenter YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/adobepresenter/

Presenter Video Creator is an amazingly simple tool that allows you to create professional training, marketing, sales support and general purpose videos by capturing both your webcam and your screen at the same time. In a matter of minutes you can create amazing videos and deploy them online, all without a studio, a big budget or a big investment of time.


APAC2013_1Technology is changing the way we teach and the classroom is no longer defined by paper, pencils and chalkboards. Thanks to technology, traditional ways of learning are evolving toward a more creative platform. In fact, educators and students alike are redefining the way they share and gain knowledge.

Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting 125 delegates from 12 countries across Asia Pacific at the Adobe Education Leadership Forum 2013. Many education leaders and institutions such as Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar School in Australia, Institute of Technical Education in Singapore, Learning Links Foundation in India and Korea Education Research Information Service, came together to share their experiences and discuss changes they see in education today.

APAC2013_2Trevor Bailey, director of worldwide education at Adobe, addressed the importance of fostering creativity, highlighting that it should no longer be an elective in the classroom – it is the future. He also shared how technology enables teachers and students to tap into new streams of learning.

Bruce Dixon, co-founder of Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation and the founding director at ideasLAB Australia took the stage as well, stressing that educators shouldn’t underestimate the power of technology as it can help students through their learning journey. In fact, contemporary pedagogical insight comes from a better understanding of the realities of the modern learner’s world and how they gain knowledge. More specifically, today’s modern learner can be looked at in three different ways:

  • The Social Learner, who moves from ‘me’ to ‘we’
  • The Self-Directed Learner, who moves from dependency to autonomy
  • The Inquiry-Based Learner, who moves from the known into the unknown

Today, technology caters to the different learning styles, providing educators with a great opportunity to not only embrace the new tools but to continue the evolution of the way we teach and learn. By incorporating technology and creativity into the classroom we are teaching our modern learners in a language that is native to them. This is what they are used to and the best way to prepare them for future success!

Check out more photos from Adobe Education Leadership Forum 2013 here:

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984


Hey Folks, as promised during my campus tours, if you’re really keen to find out more from our Adobe Evangelist, head down to this URL: http://www.adobe.com/sea/special/cs6roadshow/?sdid=JVGUC and register for the main CS6 Launch 🙂


For those who’ve not seen this, check this out. We’ve just extended the deadline for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) 2012 till the 30th June 2012.

The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards celebrate student and faculty achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition – which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software – honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world’s top institutions of higher education. Find out more HERE


Hey Everyone, was caught up with the Adobe APAC Education Leadership Forum 2012 held in Singapore’s Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on the 30th March 2012 and it was totally AWESOME. Everyone had a great eye-opener as to how various schools from around the APAC region are adopting and implementing Adobe’s technologies in the classroom and on campus.

It was a jam packed agenda with much knowledge sharing from both the Higher Education (HED) & K-12 markets. If you were not able to attend, feel free to head down to the following URLs to check out the presentation decks & pictures.

POST EVENT PRESENTATIONS
http://www.adobe-eduforum.com/sg/post.html

POST EVENT PICTURES
http://www.adobe-eduforum.com/sg/postpics.html


We are on the cusp of a new era in education as institutions today are exploring new ways to better prepare students for the future workplace. The strategic focus has now shifted on utilizing next-generation tools like tablets, e-textbooks and cloud computing to empower educators to deliver richer classroom experiences and more personalized learning environments while lowering costs. Throughout the day, various thought leaders will be sharing their thoughts around these topics.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to explore key trends in education including e-Textbooks, online classroom, mobile devices, tablet technology and campus moves to the cloud.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
• Transformation of the pedagogical paradigm – Latest technology trends in education
• Integrating Digital Communication and creativity tools
• Engaging with digital natives
• Success Stories from around Asia Pacific

Click HERE to find out more and register.