Meet our Spring 2021 Adobe Catalyst Program Cohort!

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BU’s Adobe Catalyst Program (ACP), a Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) and Digital & Learning Innovation (DL&I) partnership has started its third cohort. The ACP provides a virtual learning space for experienced Adobe Creative Cloud (ACC) users (catalysts) to mentor colleagues who wish to implement multi-modality into their teaching and assignments, and use ACC as a tool to make this happen. 

During the Spring 2021 semester, nine faculty mentees—from a range of colleges, departments, and programs—are sharing their pedagogical goals for incorporating digital design into their teaching and student projects. In addition, three catalysts—from QST, BUSM, and CAS Writing Program—will share their expertise with specific Adobe applications and multi-modal assignments to help their mentees reach these goals. The faculty partnership and collective learning is a strong component of this program, one in which both catalysts and mentees learn together and from one another. 

The ACP participants are excited about the potential and opportunities to bring ACC into the classroom.  All the ACC participants are currently mastering creating Spark pages with Adobe Spark, and some have put those skills currently into practice in the classroom. Participants are focusing on bringing various forms of video, podcasts, animation and AR content into the classroom, all while working on designing and redesigning the modality of their course content and assignments to incorporate these digital components.

At the end of the semester, mentees will showcase their projects and reflect on what they have learned throughout the program. Stay tuned for some sample projects and to hear more about the accomplishments of this group through updates on the DL&I and CTL websites. 

Meet the Spring 2021 Adobe Catalyst Program Cohort below


Catalysts (Mentors)