Autodesk Announces New 'Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U' Course

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA: In a spate to refashion the modern day teaching, Autodesk announces the availability of the new ‘Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U’ course, which offers in-depth explorations of how design works in industry, multiple projects and additional course material, along with lecture tools for teachers and more.

Autodesk believes that iTunes U is the best way to bring a classroom together on iPad, helping educators build lessons with creative content, collect and grade student work and stay connected with their class.

To equip students to develop 21st century skills and prepare for future careers, the Autodesk Design Academy provides many standards-aligned class projects to support design-based disciplines in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics while using Autodesk’s professional-grade 3D design, engineering and entertainment software used in industry.  It also includes lessons in Autodesk Fusion 360, which brings CAD, CAM and CAE together in the cloud.

The Autodesk Design Academy complements Autodesk’s 3D design software and creativity applications across the education continuum to advance learning outcomes, including: building proficiency with learners to support STEAM education both in and outside of the classroom, imparting industry-relevant knowledge and helping educators inspire creativity and innovation through a project-based curriculum and a multidisciplinary approach to education; facilitating collaboration and hands-on problem-solving skills .

To make the plan more utilitarian, the company also launches the Autodesk Design Academy Multi-Touch book that provides a compelling way for students to explore digital art and design with access highlighting, bookmarking, search, accessibility features and more.

Both the iTunes U course and Multi-Touch book will be made available for free on iPad.