Name of the Class:Adobe Illustrator
Date You Finished the Class:March 2011
Adobe design products are useful tools for web designers. And Adobe publishes a series called "Classroom in a Book" to support individual learning. I successfully used InDesign CIB to learn that program, but felt that I needed more support to learn Illustrator. So I signed up for an online course.
PROS: Motivation to move through chapters in the CIB textbook. Clarification of new concepts through added assignments from the instructor. Some useful examples.
CONS: Limited instructor interface, the reason I signed up for the course. Time pressure to produce difficult new work. Poorly designed assignment pages leading to poor understanding of assigned work. Lack of effective evaluation of work.
I would have felt less frustration had I just slogged through the CIB book on my own and used Adobe online help videos and help pages to understand this program.
Cost of the classmore than $50
Length of the class
2 1/2 months. Lessons released on a weekly basis on a secure website, the place students posted assignments, had limited access to an instructor, and a view of other students work.
Weekly assignments from Illustrator Classroom in a Book with extra assignments from the instructor.
I learned some of the basics of Illustrator graphics package.
Was the class offered by a university or college?Yes
Did you receive a degree or certificate on completion?No
How would you improve the class?
CLEAR, SUCCINCT INSTRUCTIONS from the instructor. Relevant feedback on work produced. Answers from the instructor, not just referrals back to the assignment page or the book.