You think technology is great, but sometimes those you’re training clearly do not. Designed for software trainers and educators, attendees of this workshop will gain insight into pedagogical strategies aimed at helping students navigate the constantly changing—and sometimes frustrating—process of learning software. The presenter will outline teaching approaches that have been shown to increase motivation, including how to help learners bring autonomy, competency, and value to their learning. The presenter will share examples of how to practically integrate innovative teaching practices into both short software workshops and semester-long college courses, as well as provide example handouts aimed at helping students retain information.
Software trainers or technology educators who are teaching any Autodesk software.
Amy Huber (IDEC, LEED AP, CDT, NCIDQ) is an assistant professor at Florida State University. As technology lead for the Department of Interior Architecture and Design, Huber draws on a decade of Revit software experience in teaching advanced computer-aided design, advanced visual communications, and design studios. Her students’ work includes virtual and augmented reality, animations, videos, lighting studies, and rendering. As a senior designer with Gensler, she played an instrumental role in projects that have been recognized on state and national venues, including a 2014 American Institute of Architects National Merit Award. An inaugural board member of the Denver Revit Uses Group, Huber helped lead Gensler–Denver’s transition to Building Information Modeling (BIM). Huber has been published in the Journal of Interior Design and the International Journal of Architectural Research, and she has presented on the topic of design technology and communications at conferences that include Interior Design Educators Council, NeoCON, and the European Academy of Design.