The Adobe Ed Leader’s Institute

image courtesy of fellow AEL, Joseph Labrecque

The end of July marks the time when Adobe hosts the Ed Leader’s Summer Institute. This is a week packed full brainstorming, sharing of ideas, product insights, research results, and professional development. Not to mention meeting some amazing thinkers. The schedule starts at 9am (7:30 for those seeking certification) and runs usually until around 10pm throughout the week!

As Adobe invitees, AELs are given sneak peeks at the products in development, and sometimes given the opportunity to weigh-in on their usefulness and practicality. Due to the non-disclosure AELs are under, I can’t discuss what I have seen so far, except to say that more pleasant surprises await Adobe users in the future.

I’ll be presenting on optimizing Flash for mobile delivery. The video of the presentation should be available in a few weeks on the Adobe TV Ed Leaders Channel.

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About Britt Carr

I am the founder and Creative Director for Advanced Authoring, a company dedicated to making learning more interactive and engaging, and sometimes even portable. I have spent the last 15 years consulting as an Instructional Designer and Technology Specialist for multiple universities' Learning Technologies units. I was responsible for helping faculty and teaching staff include learning objects into their courses. In this role I help faculty develop both personal and distance learning websites, interactive media, and advanced presentations technology. From my innovative work in the field, I have been recognized by Adobe Systems as a worldwide Higher Education Leader. Before assisting universities, I worked as an Internet Strategist for Macromedia, Inc. I created and managed Macromedia’s Innovation Award program which highlighted web developer’s talents and ground-breaking use of rich media in the education and e-Learning fields. I am a certified Macromedia Flash Designer and hold a B.S. in Broadcasting from Northern Arizona University and a M.Ed. in Educational Media and Computers from Arizona State University.

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