Franklin College announced today it has partnered with Lumavate to help prepare students for the digital workforce as part of Franklin College’s digital fluency initiative. Students will use the Lumavate Platform to gain next-generation expertise in building highly personalized digital experiences and develop critical skills to help prepare them for the workforce they will encounter upon graduation.
“Our partnership with Lumavate will help students across the curriculum learn the vital digital skills they need to be leaders in the modern economy,” said Andrew Rosner, Franklin College director of digital fluency. “No-code platforms like Lumavate provide opportunities for students of all technical and academic backgrounds to hone their innovation, creativity, entrepreneurial, and design skills. I can’t wait to see what Franklin College students will create with Lumavate.”
The college’s digital fluency initiative merges the applications of technology in each academic discipline with the content knowledge and the liberal arts foundation to form Franklin College’s distinctive academic experience. In addition to developing technical skills as part of their core and major classes, students have access to more classes specifically focused on the development of digital fluency skills. The initiative also provides cutting-edge tools to students to use in their studies and prepare them for the high-tech world they will encounter upon graduation.
As part of the initiative, Franklin College has become an Adobe Creative Campus, which means it is partnering with Adobe to offer access to Adobe Creative Cloud software and services to all students, faculty, and staff. It is only the second institution in Indiana to offer this opportunity to its campus.
The college’s digital fluency curriculum is supported by a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its initiative, Charting the Future for Indiana’s Colleges and Universities.
As part of this partnership, students will use the Lumavate Platform in select business courses and have the opportunity to become certified on the platform. Additionally, students will use the Lumavate Platform to build digital experiences on behalf of the college and student organizations. This hands-on approach will enable students to learn an industry-leading tool and create digital experiences that can be added to their portfolio of work.
“In today’s workforce, every employee needs to be extremely well-versed digitally to be successful, and Franklin College’s digital fluency initiative is ensuring students have this level of digital expertise,” said Stephanie Cox, CEO of Lumavate and Franklin College alumnae, class of 2003. “We’re excited to partner with Franklin College and have students use the Lumavate Platform to further their digital skills. Franklin College students have an incredible educational opportunity to elevate their digital expertise well ahead of peers at other colleges and train on a digital experience platform that is shaping the future of business through no-code.”
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About Franklin College
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences institution located 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. Franklin offers a wide array of undergraduate majors as well as master’s degree programs in Physician Assistant Studies and Athletic Training. The unique curriculum merges classroom instruction with immersive experiences, research opportunities and study away programs. Students participate in 21 NCAA Division III sports, esports, Greek life, musical and theatre productions and more than 40 student organizations. As the first college in Indiana to become coeducational with the admission of women, Franklin welcomes diversity of thought, belief and person into a community that values equity and inclusion. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu. Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.