Adobe Project ROME

The ROME project is an interesting concept from Adobe. I have been working with it for some time. It is now in beta and can be accessed via http://rome.adobe.com/education/ (for the education version, drop the education part of the URL for the non-education version). I participated in the AEL (Adobe Education Leaders) quarterly meeting this morning and was inspired by David Egbert’s 5 minute discussion of an interactive presentation done in ROME. I decided to put together a few details about the recently concluded AdobeMAX conference as an interactive PDF developed using ROME. [The link to the PDF will open in a new browser window/ tab]. It took me roughly 1.5 hours to go from a blank canvas to the completed project (including developing the next and previous arrows in Fireworks). Yes, I also could output this as a Flash .swf file, but thought an interactive PDF might be more impressive (especially for those who still believe a PDF file is just another way to print a Word document). The majority of my time was spent selecting the appropriate images and videos to include (the actual development time as minimal).  I believe this tool will be particularly handy for educators who need to create engaging interactive content rapidly. I encourage you to try it out.

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