Corel Corp. introduced a new K-12 site license to help schools reduce costs and simplify administration of the company’s graphics, office productivity, and digital photography software. Corel’s education software portfolio consists of the following applications: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12, CorelPainter IX, WordPerfect Office Student and Teacher Edition, Paint Shop Pro 9, and Paint Shop Pro Studio. Under Corel’s new site license, schools may select one, two, or all five of these applications for one set price. In addition, no reporting or tracking of seats is required, simplifying administration and giving teachers and faculty more time to focus on their students, Corel said. A site license for one Corel product carries a suggested retail price of from $1,000 to $1,750, depending on the product selected. Schools may purchase a site license for any two products for a suggested retail price of $2,500, or they can purchase all five products in Corel’s education portfolio for a suggested retail price of $3,500. Schools participating in Corel’s new K-12 program will receive one set of media, a site license, free home and laptop usage for all faculty and staff members, and free Lynda.com training for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 and Corel Painter IX. Also, when a school purchases Corel’s site license, the professional development centers in its district will be eligible to receive a free site license and one free training seminar, the company said.

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