Adobe partnership and Creative Campus Program
As Australia’s first (and only) Adobe Creative Campus, Swinburne and Adobe’s partnership supports digital literacy development. Find out more about what our partnership involves, what it’s achieved so far, and what lies ahead.
Together, Adobe and Swinburne are committed to providing digital literacy outcomes, integrated tech-rich learning, and industry-based collaboration. This partnership ensures that all Swinburne students and staff can access industry-standard software and have multiple opportunities to develop and practice their digital literacy skills.
Everyone in the Swinburne community can now become fluent in Information Literacy, Technology Literacy and Critical Literacy. Read about Digital Literacies at Swinburne.
Adobe and Swinburne are working together, alongside a small number of leading universities worldwide, to embrace the future of work and to deliver exceptional employability outcomes.
Australia’s first (and only) Adobe Creative campus
Offering free access to Creative Cloud for all Swinburne students and staff
Adobe Innovation Grants
Seed funding: $2K for individuals, $5K for cross-unit teams
Ongoing practical workshops
Giving students and staff opportunities to test, learn and play
Key projects and outcomes
Learn more about what this partnership entails and some of its outcomes.
We are currently piloting several exciting initiatives where students can expand their ideas of self in the digital age. Using Adobe Portfolio, students will start creating discipline-based portfolios in their first year, which will reflect new learnings, engagements with the world and discipline-based projects. This work is supported in curriculum by Swinburne staff and enables students to have a live, industry-ready portfolio when they graduate.
Rotary has provided generous in-kind and philanthropic funding towards Swinburne’s Young Mums program, Welcome Scholarships and Student Emergency Fund. Boorondara Cares Foundation, a Rotary-led organisation, has also provided tertiary scholarships via the Education CHANCES scholarship program.
The Adobe partnership has provided challenges to the next generation of science and maths communicators. Start Talking and Mathstory were competitions that gave students platforms to publicly share their big ideas. Using Adobe Spark, Adobe Rush — and supported by Adobe Digital Coaches and Adobe experts, students communicated the kinds of ideas that can change our world! These platforms connected students; making their work relevant while encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration during their undergraduate years.
Recipients of the Adobe Innovation Grants Program engage with it via workshops and sharing sessions that connect teachers across Swinburne and from other Adobe Creative Campuses, here and in the USA. They discuss teaching practices, learning, ideas and how we can embed digital literacies in a more student-centred way.
Past workshops include Adobe-focused sessions, Making as a Teaching Methodology, the use of play and risk in pedagogy, and how we might map and design the impact of our teaching.
The 2021 program is called the Adobe Creative Campus Lunchbox Series.
Each Adobe Innovation Grant recipient creates shareable resources for teachers at Swinburne and across Australia.
Recognising that not everyone is fluent in their programs, Adobe has introduced an innovative workshop series for Swinburne staff, called Adobe Labs. Created in partnership with the Associate Professor of Digital Literacies, Adobe Labs will focus on making as a learning and teaching methodology, and incorporates play, experimenting and fun. It ranges from introductory workshops supported by pedagogy frameworks to the fundamentals of working more efficiently with Document Cloud, Adobe Sign and Adobe Stock. Workshops are led by Adobe experts and are hands-on spaces to ask questions and learn about digital literacies.
An Australian first, Swinburne has created a space for staff to connect and share ideas about digital literacies. The Hub houses resources from our international partners, showcases work from leaders across Swinburne and offers loads of real-world resources you can use in your teaching. Created with Adobe Portfolio, it represents the best of this unique partnership. Come and play!
In the news
Read about how our partnership is creating a buzz in the wider Swinburne community.
Digital literacy Australian first - Swinburne becomes an Adobe Creative CampusSwinburne will be the first university in Australia to achieve Adobe Creative Campus status, demonstrating its commitment to digital literacy.Wednesday 18 September 2019
STEMM competition urges students to Start Talking
Swinburne’s Start Talking competition is nurturing the next generation of STEMM mindsWednesday 16 November 2022
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Achievements and success stories
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