The classes were slightly one dimensions- Would have been more beneficial to have a variation in teaching style. or have exercises to complete mixed in with the teaching to help test and display our knowledge. I think knowing the objectives each day and the areas in which we were looking to cover would have been more productive. Seeing the end of a project at the start to know why we were carrying out certain techniques to help combime the teached. I was pretty unimpressed with the teaching style, and overall course content flow.
1. The classroom was BOILING the whole time. 2. The secondary screen didn't work the first day, and the second day they were giving issues (there are better ways to show what the teacher is doing, like programs that allow the teacher to take control of all the screens for a period of time. 3. The course in my opinion was too expensive for the slow and old equipment and lack of commodities (like A.C). The only good thing was the location, and you can't rely on that every time. 4. The teacher was great and also his attitude. He has a strong accent, but he was making the best to speak slowly.
The booking process wasn't great, due to an error in communications I missed the first day. Being new to Pro CC this created problems in the rest of the week. The course felt very rushed and there wasn't a great amount of time to apply what we learned which would have really helped embed the learning.
Not a fan of the training approach. I'd prefer to have course notes/slide pack so I could concentrate on the demonstrations and for later review/referral during my day to day work. Layout of the training room made communication with the instructor difficult.
Having used ACAD for some years now, I thought I would be at intermediate level. However, having joined the course it was painfully apparent that there were some basic items of knowledge that I was missing and I would have been better starting again at the bottom. I suggest building some kind of level-assessment tool into the booking software.
Usually on courses like this, you're given handouts to follow a curriculum, and that you can refer to when trying things out at home. We've not been given anything, and we're starting each day without a clear understanding of goals and what's to be achieved or the likely outcomes for each day. Computers are slow and crash a lot.