Bringing in reinforcements

Zach Allen volunteered his time to help students Friday morning.

Zach Allen volunteered his time to help students Friday morning.

Ashley Maw, a GDC sophomore student, gets help from Lance Geving.

Ashley Maw, a GDC sophomore student, gets help from Lance Geving.

As the semester winds down Graphic Design and Communications students are working hard to complete major projects.

One of the sophomore projects is to create a Flash-based Web  site for their Intro to Multimedia class. Each year this project generates a heavy load of student questions. The questions are great – they show that the students are working and trying to understand the content. The instructor, Sean Thorenson, gets to every student, but they have to be patient. The questions usually require more than a yes or no answer.

Zach Allen, Project Manager, and Lance Graphic Designer and Developer both work in the National Energy Center of Excellence, and both of their jobs require an extensive knowledge of Flash. When Allen and Geving found out that Graphic Design students had questions and they could help, they traded a couple hours of their normal work day to help out.

Allen and Geving worked along side Thorenson answering student questions and allowing students to make progress. Students appreciated the immediate help as well as the Graphic Design instructors – this collaborative effort helped students and eased the burden on an instructor.

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