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A Community blog to help support and empower educational users to deliver the best work possible. You can expect case studies, career advice, industry insights and more content to prepare yourself or your students for industry.

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Autodesk Fusion is an amazing tool, but quite simply we are not putting it in the hands of enough of our students. So, why is this? It is simply that the curriculum is too constrained and skewed towards traditional “pen and paper” teaching ... This is a story of how we are taking our first steps to using Autodesk Fusion in the wider Curriculum. 
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Design is a superpower. CAD is a tool in a superheroes belt.  We need tooled-up superheroes to save us, so we need our students to go to the dojo and master these tools. But how? Curriculum design is a hot topic in education at the moment. A curriculum is the progression model. Its mastery is progress. When it comes to progress, the burden is on the curriculum. So I argue we need a CAD specifc curriculum, not just a bunch of tutorial videos.
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In Part 1 we explored two pedagogical principles to understand to design better curricula and lessons to teach and learn CAD: CAD vocabulary and Dual coding. In this post we will deleve into the principles of (1) the forgetting curve, or the Ebbinghaus Curve of Forgetting and (2) Csikszentmihalyi's Flow Theory and how we need to conside them to design experices to teach and learn CAD.
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If you are reading this then it is probably safe to assume that you are a CAD enthusiast and have mastered some skills. What might not be clear in your memory though is how you learned CAD; perhaps you are entirely self-taught, maybe you had a teacher or lecturer who provided a spark or possibly you worked it all out by trial and error (and the occasional visit to a forum begging for help). In this multi-part post we will explore some pedagogical approaches.
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I am going to tell the story of how we are helping develop the skills of students and in turn how students are helping to develop the skills of others. Who is an educator? I think the answer is all of us, no matter what experience we have, how old we are or where we have come from in our journey in life. All, we have to do is be able to think as if you were in someone else’s shoes.