Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced new Adobe Creative Suite 4 education curriculum and licensing programs for higher education and K-12 schools. The newly released Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family sets new standards in education by engaging students as they embrace new media and experiment with more hands-on approaches to learning, the announcement states. With the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family, educators can strengthen 21st century learning and student career development, leveraging enhanced integration of Flash technology across products, streamlined design and application development, and expanded access to services.
Along with the release of Creative Suite 4, Adobe is introducing comprehensive career curricula, including Visual Design: Foundations of Design and Print Production; Digital Design: Foundations of Web Design; and Digital Video: Foundations of Video Design and Production. The standards-aligned, project-based curricula enable educators to develop students' digital communication and career skills, with each project building on skills learned in previous projects. The new curricula have the Seal of Alignment to National Technology Standards for Students published by the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE). With the programs incorporating the new curricula, as well as Adobe certification programs that validate students' communication skills using digital media, educators have a strong foundation to support students' future success, according to the announcement.
With Creative Suite 4, Adobe is also introducing many new licensing programs. Adobe will continue the successful K-12 School Site Licenses for an entire school and is adding a new program for K-12 institutions that allows all North American teachers, staff and students in middle and high schools with a Contractual Licensing Program (CLP) to buy selected Adobe products at a steep discount. Higher education institutions with existing CLP contracts can also buy discounted licenses of Adobe Creative Suite 4 through an Adobe Authorized Education Reseller for redistribution or resale to students, faculty, and staff at up to 80 percent off the full retail price.
Source: Adobe Systems Incorporated, www.adobe.com