It was fun teaching advisers at Ball State University this past week. Teaching the fundamentals of InDesign and Photoshop provided real-life skills, everything from basic text formatting to making a PDF and indexing.
We decided that it’s best not to let the computers get the best of you when learning new stuff. Computers weren’t designed to make life easier; they were designed to do repetitious and arduous tasks.
Thanks to Greg, Jan, Sue, Josette, Jessica and Jim, here’s our list of five things to keep in mind.
- Be patient.
- Take small steps that lead to larger ones.
- Get your hands dirty. Get in and play in the software.
- Repeat the process. Produce one-page fliers, programs, posters, anything to get in there to use the skills.
- Utilize your resources, handouts, books and other students/advisers.