Pune, Oct 19: Adobe Systems India, has announced the launch of new site licensing options, curriculum and certification programmes to encourage digital communication in schools and technical institutes.
The offering for the Indian education sector is a unique software licensing Program to distribute creative software products cost effectively among schools and other higher educational institutions.
The new resources will make it easier for schools and educational institutions 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 site licensing options are targeted at two segments -- The K-12 program (for school children from kindergarten to 12th grade) and the Term Site License (TSL) program (for universities).
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. The Term Site License (TSL) is a flexible license option for teachers, especially in India.
Once deployed, educators can implement one or more of the year-long project-based curricula which will help develop key digital communication and foundational career skills for students.
The K-12 School Site Licenses (for Windows and Mac OS) allow for a maximum installation on up to 500 computers at a single school site and include teacher home use rights.
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.
''The development of knowledge based economies coupled with increased international mobility has placed huge demands on the higher education system in India,'' said Sandeep Mehrotra, Country Sales Manager, Adobe Systems India while talking to reporters.
''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 opportunities,'' he added.
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 12 of Adobe's new design and development applications in a single box, the most comprehensive creative environment ever delivered.