Category Archives: Adobe Education Leader Program

Gamifying Learning

One of the great sessions I attended at the Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute was one entitled “Gamifying the Learning Environment” by Mike Skocko and Kevin McMahon.

These two Adobe Education Leaders talked about their experiences in moving their classes over to a gaming methodology where students progress through learning as if they were achieving levels in a game or earning belts in martial arts. Continue reading

Recap: Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute

It’s been two weeks now since the Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute has a ended and I haven’t posted a single thing about this amazing event.

The Summer Institute features a jam-packed schedule full of sessions from Adobe leadership, experts from various product teams, and presentations from AEL’s, and training sessions on various Adobe products. For me, the biggest challenge of the event is having to choose which sessions I’m going to have to miss because there are so many great sessions going on simultaneously. Fortunately, all the session were recorded and are available for attendees. Adobe is cool like that.

One of the great words of wisdom I gleaned from the event is the phrase “Small Things are the Next Big Thing”. Rather than typing up an long blog post, I’m going to focus on separate, short, pertinent pieces of information in the coming weeks.

Perhaps the biggest take-away for me from the event is how incredible Adobe Education Leaders are. The good they are doing in helping students actually get excited about learning by using technology is truly inspiring. The diversity of talent in this group is vast and yet the comradeship within the group is like a tight-knit family. I feel pretty lucky to be associated with such an outstanding group of people.

Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute

This week I’m in sunny San Jose for the Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute at Adobe Corporate offices. It’s a fantastic week full of executive presentations, sneak peaks, product sessions, certification exams, peer presentations, focus groups, social events and much more. If you’re interested in tuning in to some of the ideas and thoughts going during the week, tune in to the Twitter tag: #AEL2011