Teaching With Technology
Using the Flipped Classroom Model
Most simply put, we read, watch video tutorials that illustrate the readings, and create elementary design collaterals outside of the class. Then we work on our major projects in class. Got it?
Digital Publishing: This course is an intensive introduction to graphic design concepts, techniques, and technology. These are delivered in three units; WordPress Content Management System, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Within each unit are projects that take us through the basic concepts to greater levels of sophistication. It’s not easy, it is rewarding.
Digital Imaging: In this course, we will learn to effectively use today’s industry-standard imaging software; Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. There’s also a crash course in basic HTML and CSS.
Portfolio Development: These courses culminate in the development and presentation of a design portfolio of all projects completed in the course. They’re shared in an interview-style showcase, wherein the student speaks about their work design decisions, and process.
My Students’ Design
I regularly teach undergraduate digital communication and graphic design classes and workshops. Students in my courses design and create print and multimedia projects using:
+ Adobe (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Audition, Premiere, and DreamWeaver),
+ Web authoring tools, HTML/CSS, WP CMS, and
+ Video production and streaming video tools.
These are some recent, exceptional projects completed by my undergraduate students.
On the strength of her exemplary semester work and a stellar interview, one student worked as my summer intern to help develop the Technology Field Guide Mobile application. In that role, she developed advanced illustrations, created commercial style video and interactive infographics…it was a challenging 3 months!