Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe"® Creative Suite"® 6 Student and Teacher Edition for institutions, educators and students in India. The new release and supporting educational resources help K-12 and higher education institutions enhance teaching and learning, and better prepare students for their future careers in a digital, global workplace. The release comprises 14 new CS6 point products and four Creative Suite editions and is a significant release for the Indian education sector.
"We are now in the era of the '3Cs' - creativity, communication and collaboration - driven by how digital media is revolutionizing teaching and learning," said Jon Perera, Vice President of Worldwide Education, Adobe. "CS6 applications make it easier for educators to create and deliver stunning digital education content across devices, cloud, and social platforms."
Umang Bedi, Managing Director - South Asia, Adobe Systems said that digital technology was increasingly important in the education sector across Asia Pacific nations. "Research conducted by Adobe in March this year showed that over 81% of educators in APAC believe it is very important to incorporate creativity tools in the curriculum to help students prepare for a 21st century workplace," he said. "This indicates a fundamental shift in thinking, away from the rote learning style of former years to embrace the realities of a new digital era and the needs of a global, collaboration-oriented, knowledge-centric workforce." Umang said that 55% of APAC educators surveyed by Adobe believe there would be a significant increase in the role of digital technology such as e-textbooks, content, and tablets in classroom work over the next five years. In March 2012, Adobe surveyed 500 respondents representing all major APAC countries including: Australia, New Zealand, Korea, India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.
CB Arun Kumar, Academic Director, FX School, welcomed the arrival of CS6 to India saying "FX School is a unique training ground for the next generation of creative professionals looking to make their mark in a world that is going totally digital. We think of our students as the digital revolutionaries of this brave new world and the cool tools from Adobe as their cutting-edge weapons in creating compelling digital experiences. I am extremely delighted with the early experience we have had with Creative Suite 6 and believe it will totally re-shape the creative landscape of India."
Engage Students, Empower Faculty and Advance Teaching
The new Creative Suite 6 release gives faculty and students the tools to easily visualize, understand, and communicate information in creative ways across print, Web, video, and mobile devices.
Create digital education content ranging from digital storytelling for history and languages, gaming and animations for math, to data visualization in the sciences - all in a way that helps engage students and creates rich learning experiences. CS6 provides the features and flexibility to produce interactive presentations and explore the boundaries of creativity and critical thinking.
Expand the delivery of education content with multi-screen publishing across multiple platforms and devices using HTML5 and the very latest standards for Web, mobile, e-books, and tablets.
Help improve productivity and efficiency in the classroom with simplified workflows, speed and performance enhancements, and a new, more intuitive user interface across the CS6 product set.
Empower educators with ISTE-aligned curricula with the release of three newly-updated, year-long, project based curricula for graphic design and print production, Web design and development, and video production. These curricula are available on the Adobe Education Exchange, along with resources from the education community.
Certify industry-centric technical and communication skills with Adobe certifications. More than 300,000 students worldwide have been certified through the Adobe Certified Associate examination. With CS6, Adobe and CertiPort are offering new, updated curricula and certification for this major release. Educators and students can get certified for both entry-level skills as an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), and professional-level skills as an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE).
Prepare Students for Careers
With new capabilities designed to help students across all disciplines create stunning digital content that stands out, Adobe Creative Suite 6 helps give students the ability to learn the skills needed in today's competitive workforce:
Gain digital content creation skills across video, animations, 3D and photos with major updates to Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Premiere"® Pro CS6, Adobe After Effects"® CS6, and Adobe Audition"® CS6. With the new Adobe Photoshop CS6, students can express themselves by leveraging the powerful new 3D and video editing tools for media they have captured across multiple devices.
Get noticed with multimedia-rich portfolios, websites and applications. Adobe InDesign"® CS6 extends its lead in digital publishing, streamlining the creation of multiple layouts from a single set of content, helping to deliver interactive campus publications for iPad, Kindle Fire and Android devices. Adobe Dreamweaver"® CS6 helps enable students to create high-impact school or personal websites.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Creative Suite 6 products for education institutions are immediately available through Adobe Authorized Resellers. Estimated Street Price for the suites is INR 55988 per license for CS6 Master Collection, INR 33593 per license for CS6 Production Premium, and INR 33593 for CS6 Design & Web Premium. For more information regarding education volume licensing for higher education and K-12 institutions please visit: http://www.adobe.com/in/education.html
Adobe Student and Teacher Editions offer extremely affordable prices for students and teachers to express their creativity communicate and collaborate using Adobe tools. These products are available to students, teachers and staff from eligible education institutions, through Adobe Authorized Resellers. Estimated Street Prices for the suites is INR 13660 per license of CS6 Master Collection Student and Teacher edition, INR 8300 for CS6 Production Premium Student and Teacher edition and INR 6830 for CS6 Design & Web Premium Student and Teacher Edition. For more information on the eligibility please visit http://www.adobe.com/in/education/student-eligibility-guide.html
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About Adobe Education
Adobe's education vision is to unleash the creativity of students and educators around the world. In addition to product innovations, Adobe's education offering includes standards-aligned curriculums, certification, professional development, and flexible purchasing options for students, faculty and schools to help ensure students are ready for the opportunities in an ever-evolving digital world. More information on Adobe education solutions and licensing can be found at http://www.adobe.com/in/education.html and http://www.adobe.com/in/volume-licensing/education.html
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