I recently caught up with Paul Hilton, Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Animation at The Arts University College at Bournemouth. AUCB recently purchased our online Maya coursware for themselves and their students, so I asked Paul how they were finding the experience:
"For me personally the courseware is excellent, the step by step short format videos are just right. Each process is dealt with slowly and methodically making following them easy. The tutorials are all of a manageable length, not too long that you have to spend an hour in one video to find the information you need, but long enough to concisely deal with the subject. The tutors are really clear and the information is delivered perfectly.
The elements such as models and rigs that are being used as examples within each tutorial really helps in explaining the particular subject, these make good points of reference for use within our own teaching as they summarise the particular subject really well. The symbiosis between what we deliver and what is demonstrated on the videos works well for the students, making it feel like a big learning environment.
The students now have a method for dropping in on subjects they are not sure about remotely, and when staff are away from the studio. The tutorials are filed in logical order and the screen grab of the interface on the scratchpad makes identifying the right tutorial easy. This really frees up tutor time to spend on the core academic and aesthetic side of their project work".
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