• Free access to Adobe and Articulate software for instructional design students

    Partnerships result in complimentary software licences for George Brown students in Designing Training course

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    Continuing Education students studying instructional design at George Brown College enjoy free access to professional digital tools commonly used in the field, thanks to partnerships between the college and two leading software companies, Adobe and Articulate.

    “Partnering with Adobe and Articulate ensures our students have access to powerful, widely used digital tools for developing, managing and publishing interactive instructional documents and e-learning materials,” says Lynne Kurylo, chair of Liberal Studies, School of Continuing Education. “By becoming well versed in these industry standard software programs, our students gain a critical advantage when they embark on their careers.”

    Students in Designing Training, a course within George Brown’s Training and Development that teaches students how to build e-learning courses, benefit from free access to software provided by both Adobe and Articulate. Designing Training is a compulsory course in the college’s Instructing Adults Certificate. Students have access to the software both in class and in their personal time during the term.

    Through its University Outreach Program, Adobe provides a free licence for its Captivate software to Designing Training students. Adobe Captivate provides advanced support for HTML5-based e-learning content, enabling users to create interactive online courses that include quizzes, YouTube video streaming, in-course web browsing, screencasts, podcasts and simulations.

    Articulate, an e-learning software company, also gives Designing Training students access to a free license for Articulate Storyline II, an e-learning tool that allows users to quickly and easily create interactive online and mobile courses.

    “Articulate provides the e-learning authoring tools of choice for organizations around the world. By having students learn how to create courses using Articulate Storyline II, George Brown College is ensuring that Training and Development students have the skills they need to best compete in the marketplace,” says Mark Schwartz, Articulate Executive Vice President.

    With access to both Captivate and Articulate Storyline II, students are better positioned to achieve the course’s objectives, which include converting classroom and self-study learning materials into online learning content, adding audio narration and video to e-learning content, and customizing e-learning authoring software for different contexts. They are also be better equipped to master the course’s learning outcomes, which include converting classroom and self-study learning materials into online learning content, adding audio narration and video to e-learning materials, and creating instructionally sound e-learning courses.