How to design a course online using ABC

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In this workshop you will learn what is meant by ‘ABC’ and find out how this supports course design.

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ABC Learning Design Online

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An overview of the ABC Learning Design process, how we run workshops to design courses with both large and small teams, and the way these workshops now work online. We will share feedback from participants of the ABC LD Online process.

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How to use persona to improve design of student & staff experience

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Learn what is meant by a persona and see how they can be applied in a design context.

During the session, you’ll build a simple persona for a given context and explore ways of using this to address accessibility and inclusion. 

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User Experience design: What it is and how it can help you?

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User experience (or UX) design is an innovative discipline that embraces common design problems and focuses on ways to solve them. It encourages thoughtful digital creation and helps make things easier and better for everyone to use. This session will cover the fundamentals of UX design, show you how to apply them, and illustrate the benefits of working in a user-centred way.

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Introduction to Tinkercad

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Tinkercad is a free, cloud-saving, browser-based software that is a perfect introduction to 3D modelling for complete beginners. This workshop will run through basic controls and operation, followed by some more advanced tips and tricks – it will also touch on modelling for 3D printing. The session will end with some Q&A time for questions or discussion about your own projects.

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Introduction to Inkscape

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Inkscape is a free, professional-quality vector graphic design software that is great for creating artwork such as logos, app icons, cartoons, and even more. It can also be used to prepare images for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter.

This introductory workshop will cover what vector graphics are, navigating the interface, using basic tools and creating your own artwork! The session will end with some Q&A time or project discussion.

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Introduction to Fusion 360

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In this workshop, the basics of 3D modelling using Fusion 360, parametric design, assembly modelling and freeform modelling will be covered at a beginner level. The session will end with some Q&A time for questions or discussion about your own projects.

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Introduction to Electronics

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Looking to learn some new skills? Join us for this small group interactive online workshop where you will learn about basic concepts in electronics, how to build simple electronic circuits, and how to use an Arduino to control electronic circuits!

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Adobe Spark: Create social graphics and webpages in minutes

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Adobe Spark is an integrated suite of media creation applications for mobile and web developed by Adobe. The suite comprises of three individual applications – Post, Page and Video, each of which are available on desktop and mobile devices.

During this 1.5 hour webinar open to all staff and students, you’ll be shown how to use Spark Post to effortlessly create stunning graphics ready to be posted to the web or social media channels such as Instagram, Twitter, YouTube or Facebook. You’ll also learn how to produce your very own scrollable text-based story, perfect for newsletters or portfolios using Spark Page.

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