Welcome to the Arkansas Digital Communications page. We would like to introduct you to a program that's been accepted by the Arkansas Department of Career Education for use with the Digital Communications course.
A curriculum team, led by ExplorNet Instructional Specialist and long-time Arkansas Business Educator, Angela McCallie, developed Digital Media to create a career path - including student certifications - for students in digital arts. The curriculum is completely aligned and in order of Arkansas Digital Communications frameworks. The Digital Communications Curriculum resources include:
Digital Media is designed to develop students' knowledge and skill and prepare them to obtain up to five industry-recognized certifications. The Arkansas Frameworks link on the right side of this page show alignment with the five certifications as well as to the current Digital Communications framework. The Adobe Certified Associate certifications are in the areas of creative digital design, including graphic design, animation development, audio and video production, and web design. Students are offered the opportunity to gain experience working with industry-standard software and technology in order to succeed in the digital workplace.
Every year as technologies and software advances in the industry, ExplorNet updates and maintains the course materials to reflect what students will experience when they enter the workforce.
Fees: The annual school subscription fee of $595.00 is for the first teacher and $150.00 for each additional teacher in the school. This subscription includes access to the Moodle system, updated curriculum, teacher and student resources, classroom assessments, the PLC, class activities, as well as information on changes to the certification requirements that may occur. Most teachers say this is a very inexpensive replacement for textbooks that quickly become out of date.
All of the software required to teach this course can be mastered during this training. In addition to learning curriculum and instruction, they will also learn to use our accompanying Moodle system effectively in their classroom. Moodle provides access to all teaching resources as well as student resources which negates the need for expensive textbooks for each student, or classroom set.