Hello. I am considering taking some interaction design courses (probably online) to build some needed skills in both design and design tools. However, in all of the courses I've examined so far, the main (and perhaps only) design tool involved is Flash.
I already know earlier versions of Flash and ActionScript pretty well, and I'm not opposed to learning more of it. My concern is that Adobe seems to be giving up on Flash (mobile for now, but I assume the rest will follow, won't it?), and I do not want to put effort into learning something that will soon be obsolete.
Is that concern valid, do you think? For those of you in academia, do you know if schools are perhaps considering switching to other design tools, if they haven't already? (For example, I think CIID emphasizes Processing.) Basically, I'm wondering if it might be a bad idea to take Flash-based design courses now, and instead wait a year or so to see what happens.