SAN JOSE, Calif.–April 24, 2007–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced new site licensing options, curriculum and certification programs for primary and secondary schools deploying Adobe® Creative Suite® 3. The new resources will make it easier for schools to deploy Adobe´s new offering of tightly integrated, industry-leading design and development tools into the curriculum, as well as into career and technical education programs.
The new Creative Suite 3 K-12 School Site Licenses help primary and secondary schools to cost-effectively deploy Creative Suite on school-owned or school-leased computers across the campus. Once deployed, educators can implement one or more of the year-long project-based curricula which help to develop key digital communication and foundational career skills for students. The curricula, which ships on a DVD with the site licenses, include Visual Design: Foundations of Design and Print Production; Digital Design: Foundations of Web Design; and Digital Video: Foundations of Video Design and Production. Projects in each curriculum engage students in all aspects of design and development from planning to evaluation.
"Adobe is committed to offering educators the resources to help students succeed in today´s highly competitive workplace,"said Megan Stewart, director of K-12 Education at Adobe. "The combination of Adobe Creative Suite 3 with our new education resources will help teachers take classroom instruction beyond traditional learning techniques and engage students to express their ideas and prepare for future career paths.?
Additionally, through a partnership with Certiport, an industry leader in developing certification programs, Adobe will offer entry-level certification to educators and students. The new Adobe Certified Associate program validates communication and technology skills and tests for competencies in the use of Adobe technology.
Adobe Creative Suite 3
Announced last month, Adobe´s new Creative Suite 3 provides designers and developers with a broad spectrum of creative options for all facets of print, web, mobile, interactive, film, and video production. There are six all-new configurations, including Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and Design Standard editions; Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Web Standard editions; and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium. Rounding out the product line is Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection which combines 13 of Adobe´s new design and development applications in a single box?the most comprehensive creative environment ever delivered.
Pricing and Availability
Creative Suite 3 K-12 School Licenses pricing starts at US$3,999 for Creative Suite 3 Web Standard and US$4,999 for Creative Suite 3 Design Standard. Creative Suite 3 Web Premium, Creative Suite 3 Web Design Premium and Creative Suite 3 Production Premium Site Licenses are all available for US$7,499. The CS3 Master Collection, including all of Adobe´s latest design and development tools is available for US$11,499. Creative Suite 3 K-12 School Licenses will be available to qualifying public and private schools only. The free year-long curriculum materials are expected to be available this summer, with the associate-level certification coming this fall.
Additional information on Adobe Creative Suite 3 K-12 School Licenses, certification and curriculum is available at www.adobe.com/education.
Adobe in Education
Supporting education initiatives worldwide, Adobe enables a new way of teaching and learning by providing digital creation, communication and collaboration tools for classroom and campus-wide use. By offering industry leading products at accessible prices, free online curriculum and training for educators, Adobe continues to provide support for the education market.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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