EdTech workshop features Adobe application in academe

The UST Educational Technology Center gathered educators from different faculties and colleges as well as its Media & Technical specialists on October 18, 2016 for Adobe Day.

The workshop was spearheaded by GetCre8ive, a leading provider of innovative products, services, tools, and technology to the Philippine Creative Industry. Adobe Day was organized to inspire creativity and enable users by showcasing the enhancements on different Adobe apps which can be used to enhance teaching and learning.

Present during the event was Adobe Education Account Manager for the Philippines Mr. Greg Sisk, who promoted the Adobe Education Exchange (https://edex.adobe.com), a platform used to access free online courses, workshops, and teaching materials, and connect with the creative education community.

GetCre8ive Sales Department Head Ms. Sarah Lumang, gave a background of the company and its goal to inspire creatives by bringing creative technology software to the Philippines. Along with Lumang was Technology Expert Mr. Rollan Bañez, who discussed the latest developments in the creative cloud version of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. He also conducted a demonstration of the features of the Adobe software products which cuts down the time and process of editing and designing.

Meanwhile, Adobe Singapore Solutions Consultant Mr. Albert Goh featured Adobe XD (Adobe Experience Design), a User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) app that was developed to create prototypes in web design and mobile apps. He also showcased Adobe Muse, Adobe’s solution to website building without HTML coding. The highlight of his presentation was the presentation of Adobe Fuse, a software for 3D character animation. Goh demonstrated a character animation where the character mimics and follows his facial expression based on a web camera.

The three-hour workshop on the Adobe Creative Cloud was participated in by the College of Fine Arts and Design Dean Mary Christie Que and the Institute of Information and Computing Sciences Director Alex Santos, whose faculty members implement the use of Adobe in the classroom.

The University of Santo Tomas enjoys a three-year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud that allows all computers in UST to have the latest Adobe apps. Faculty members who are teaching digital media arts have their own creative cloud account.

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