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Adobe Education Trainer Credential

Alma completed the Adobe Education trainer course in May 2015, her final project was developing a sound lesson plan and resources which will introduce educators to the process of basic video production and editing.

An “Adobe Education Trainer” is an individual that a) provides training on Adobe tools and solutions to individuals and institutions in the education space and b) who maintains high standards for reach and quality by meeting or exceeding the requirements outlined below.

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Adobe Generation Professional: Publishing

Alma completed and passed the 2015-2016 Adobe Generation Professional course in Publishing in April 2016.

This five-week course empowers educators to create digital publications in a hands-on, collaborative experience. You will develop your understanding of digital publication design, including design theory and processes you can use in your classroom.

This course counted towards 25 hours of professional development time. During this time Alma created publications in Adobe InDesign, from print projects to online and interactive publications. Best practices for reaching InDesign were also covered as part of this course.

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ANUx: ANU-ASTRO1x Honor Code Certificate

Completed ANU-ASTRO1x Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe with a passing grade of 82%.

View certificate here.

At the time of enrollment, Alma thought this class had a more philosophical focus, instead she was looking at astrophysics. Whenever pi was cancelled out, it was nice, because an answer without pi is rational…but life without pie would be unbearable.

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Educause Proposal Reviewer for 2015 Conferences

As a member of Educause, Alma had the opportunity to review proposals for the 2015 Conferences planned for San Diego, Atlanta, and San Antonio. She reviewed ten proposals for the San Antonio conference April 22 – 24, 2015.

Reading the proposals provided insight about hot topics within higher education and technology as well as details regarding conference programming as it functions on a large scale for a nationwide organization. The chief takeaways were the manner of descriptive criteria that were included in the proposal feedback system, and the various formats that were available for topics which did not lend themselves to traditional presentations.

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Golden Key’s 1977 Society, Innaugural Member

The 1977 Society is comprised of an elite group of those who recognize the importance of supporting Golden Key’s mission of creating scholarship and leadership opportunities for our members.

One of the immediate impacts of the 1977 Society is the launch of SPARK a Change, Golden Key’s global service initiative with the goal of dedicating 400,000 service hours by 2017 to impact and improve the lives of at-risk youth through literacy, education and real-world preparedness.

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Digital Media Services Student Advisor Training

In order to train the 30 to 50 students who work within Digital Media Services, the team of five permanent staff use a two-pronged approach with both online and in-person training. The in-person training can only happen once each year based on the needs of the University, but online training is accessible throughout the year, except when it is updated at the end of each summer.

This year, the team of supervisors elected expanded the breadth of the online training (created in Articulate Studio 13) and allow the depth of training to take place in the in-person training days in August and in training activities throughout the semester.

Alma was in charge of adding new information on student services, emergency procedures, as well as a comprehensive picture of where their position impacts the University and its departments as a whole. Alma researched these areas, collaborated with the team on what was worthwhile to include and assembled the information using engagements, videos, narration and quizzes. Alma also scripted, produced and edited a comprehensive set of situational videos and engagements illustrating positive customer service.

During our in person training Alma designed several activities for students to do which tied to the topics that were added to online training. These topics ranged from watching and discussing the FBI Active Shooter video, role playing customer service scenarios, and collaborative communication/storytelling games.

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iPads and Mobile Computing in Education

This presentation has gone through three incarnations, and each of the three has been a different experience.

There are two programs at Loyola University Chicago that involve iPads or other tablets being issued to students, specifically for course work. All told, Alma has prepared and delivered five such presentations and developed an in-depth online training and support resource for anyone interested in using a tablet or mobile device in their courses.

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