Adobe Systems Inc. has announced new site licensing options, curriculum and certification programs for primary and secondary schools that deploy Adobe Creative Suite 3.
The new Creative Suite 3 K-12 School Site Licenses help primary and secondary schools to 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 ship on a DVD with the site licenses. It includes 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 will train students in all aspects of design and development from planning to evaluation.
Adobe will also 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.