May 6, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Khon Kaen University Digital Section organized training on “Design as Pro with Canva”, the Digital Skills Training of 2022. The training was aimed at increasing the basic skills in digital and creative design among lecturers and staff members of Khon Kaen University. The trainers, who led their workshop online, were Asst. Prof. Anucha Somabutr, Ph.D., Director of the Instructional Innovation Center and Asst. Prof. Kritchawat Lowatcharin, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Academic, Research and International Affairs of the College of Local Administration, Khon Kaen University. There were over 1,000 participants receiving the training online.
Asst. Prof. Anucha Somabutr, Ph.D., Director of the Instructional Innovation Center explained that the training on “Design as Pro with Canva 2022” was aimed at increasing digital skills among the personnel. This is a policy of the Digital Section of the University, on seeing that in this era, basic digital skills are very important and all staff should possess them. The policy is to encourage lecturers and staff to be able to easily manipulate various programs, to design and create work as a professional.
“I’ve personally known this program for some time, but I’d never tried it until there was the influence from the use of Canva with students in classrooms. That was when I began to intensively work out on it, and found that it is simple to use, friendly and suits various creativities of the new-age personnel in the 21st Century,” said the Director of the Instructional Innovation Center.
Asst. Prof. Kritchawat Lowatcharin, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Academic, Research and International Affairs of the College of Local Administration added that Canva is a simple-to-use program and is quite complete in itself. “There are lots of templates that enable all kinds of works. Now, nearly 90% of students’ presentations are produced by Canva, which could be both online Canva or export PDF. I believe that after knowing it, Canva is a Platform or a channel in the online world that enables creation of works just simply and it suits everyone.”
The event featured a Workshop of Canva Program, how to choose and use the Template to suit one’s work, setting the design function to match the organizational brand (Brand Kit), how to adjust the Font, how to manage pictures, how to use Elements, Logos, Poster designs, public relation of activities, design of program brochures for public relation, design of report covers, presentation of works, etc. After this, the participants were assigned to submit their practice exercise. When the works had been checked, the trainees would be given a certificate of attendance.
The training on “Design as Pro with Canva” – Digital Skills Training 2022, to increase the basic skills in digital and how to design works creatively will be held again for the second time for lecturers and personnel of Khon Kaen University, on May 11, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Details are attached from which the QR Code is ready to be scanned.