Listening to: Knowledge is Power by Schoolhouse Rock
With $10,000 and counting in student loan debt from Drexel University for teaching me all the wonders of marriage propaganda– as the school called it: “English” and as the professor called it: “Jedi training” of which I learned neither— this reporter wonders what Imam Ali would have thought about modern American education.
For those of you still feeling the Bern, your dreams of free College for All may have been shattered, mocked, and defecated on… but fear not, for the knowledge that you seek, remains in abundance.
Business and Enterprise Skills
Digital Literacy and IT Skills
Personal Development and Soft Skills
Health and Safety and Compliance
Financial and Economic Literacy
and courses from various School Curriculum
This reporter will be studying with Alison
we hope you will join us on Knowledge is Power
As a Film & Video student, I will be focusing on Harvard’s Digital Photography course recently made available in its entirety.
To get us started with some quick modules– the Adobe Creative Suite is a go-to for pro-sumer digital design software:
Photoshop – for image editing and compositing
After Effects – for cinematic visual effects and motion graphics
Alison does not offer a course for Adobe Premiere Professional video production and editing software, but if you are familiar with Adobe, the Creative Cloud is fully integrated for easy use across all platforms.
Harvard Digital Photography
Hosted by Alison: a free certified learning community
ALISON’s free online photo course gives you the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and understanding of digital photography including topics such as exposure settings, how to read and use the histogram, how light affects a photograph, how the camera sensor and lenses work, and how to process a photograph using computer software. You will also learn tips and techniques on what not to do when taking a photograph.
This 13 module course includes approximately 10-15 hours of material, optional photography assignments and graded assessments, concluding with certification for students scoring over 80%
For an Ivy League education at none of the cost, Alison is your new best friend, but Harvard’s Dan Armendariz is merely following in the footsteps of Stanford’s Marc Levoy, who’s Digital Photography course became available online to the public back in 2016–
Need a study buddy?
Follow along with Zu-Zu Lee on Knowledge is Power
Discuss concepts and lectures, share your assignments, post your photos as you develop your skills– contact us here or through social media to get involved!