上週六，天行凝方舉辦的「Autodesk創意校園計劃免費講座」邀請了本港中小學和專上學府的代表參與，詳細介紹了Autodesk Academic Resource Center及各個可免費使用的軟件，並跟老師們分享如何利用Autodesk軟件為校園開展創意教育。 Last Saturday, Form.Welkin held “Free Seminar on Autodesk Creative Campus”. Representatives from schools in Hong Kong, from Primary, Secondary to Post-Graduate and University, were invited to the Form.Welkin Mongkok Training Center to participate the launch of Autodesk Academic Resources Center Program in Hong Kong, which provide free softwares for schools. The seminar also shared the utilization of Autodesk software to develop creative education in campus.
Schools can enjoy world-class 3D Design, Engineering and Entertainment Software
Audodesk, the World’s third largest software developer and manufacturer, has been paying attention on software on academic education, they believes that by helping students to take a proactive role in their education, and enabling learning through innovative technology and reinforce the concepts critical to industry, students will be able to create a better future. To carry out this mission, Autodesk launched Academic Resource Center (ARC), provided their softwares free for schools around the world to use for academic purpose, which softwares may cost over 10,000 per set.
Form.Welkin is the leading training center for Autodesk Software Training, especially Architectural, Engineering and Constructional software training including AutoCAD drafting skill, and Business Information Modelling (BIM), a technology to enhance green-building; also the digital visualization tool, 3Ds Max, the tool to create the world-famous CG movie, Avatar.
Form.Welkin, as one of the most significant partner of Autodesk, held the first “Free Seminar on Autodesk Creative Campus”, which invited primary schools, secondary schools, post-graduate and universities to participate, aimed to help them with setting up their ARC, and carry out creative education with free softwares.
In the Seminar, Mr. Joshua Yau, Senior Manager of Form.Welkin Creative Technology Training introduces ARC and some of its featured softwares, including AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, Inventor (Product and Mechanical design), Sketchbook Pro (Freehand graphic design) and some threshold applications like the AutoCAD 123D series.
Mr. Yau also shared with teachers regarding creative training which schools are currently included in their curriculum. Some teachers reflected that they have been using Autodesk softwares for many years, while some others also intended to buy. Unfortunately, the only reason that stop them from getting the updated Autodesk software was the price: the cost of commercial license is extremely high. ARC is a breaking good news for them.
Surprisingly, some Primary and Secondary Schools has always been supporting creative education, their students had been producing outstanding works. However, software can be outdated, and they are reluctant to purchase a newer version to let the student stay tune with the new technology. By knowing Autodesk softwares and ARC, teacher find students can discover their interest earlier through reaching beginner softwares, while students can exert their potential through using professional softwares.
Other than practical education experience, Mr. Yau also mentioned that students can obtain Autodesk professional certificate, which benefit them before they start their career.
Active Participation from around 30 Schools
The seminar also includes a ARC registration session and lucky draw session. Form.Welkin has received around 30 ARC registration, and on top of that, Form.Welkin is glad to assistant schools in providing creative education. Other than the free 12 mice provided by Autodesk, successful registered ARC members can enjoy a 80% off for taking Autodesk courses in Form.Welkin.
At last, the lucky draw session. Congratulations to the winner that took the 1Tb USB hard disk provided by Autodesk. Thanks to every teachers who participate in our seminar which make it end with a happy atmosphere. Also special thanks to AiTLE Association of I.T. Leaders in Education and HKEdCity in providing different supports, which lead to the event’s huge success.