Adobe targets education sector with Creative Suite 3

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Chennai, Oct 19 (UNI) Adobe Systems today announced the launch of new site licencing options, curriculum and certification programmes to encourage digital communications in schools and technical institutes across the country.

Talking to newspersons here, Adobe Systems Country Sales Manager Sandep Mehrotra said, ''This offering for the Indian education sector is a unique software licencing programme 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 intergrated, industry-leading design and development tools into the curriculum and career and technical educational programme,'' he added.

Mr Mehrotra said the new site licencing options were targeted at two segments, including the 'K-12' programme for school chidren from Kintergarden to 12th grade and the Term Site Licence (TSL) programme for universities.

The new 'Creative Suite 3 K-12' school site licences help primary and secondary schools to cost-effectively deploy 'Creative Suite' on school-owned for school-leased computers across the campus, he said, adding that TSL was a flexible licence option for teachers especially in India.

He said the 'K-12' school licences for Windows and Mac operating system would 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 licences, including visual design, foundations of design annd print production, digital design, foundations of web design and digital video,'' he claimed, adding that ''Projects in each curriculum engage students in all aspects of design and development from planning to evaluation.'' Price ranging from Rs 72,000 to Rs 2,10,000, the software will also help teachers to take classroom instruction beyond traditional learning techniques and students to express their ideas and prepare for future career opportunities.

UNI

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