Adobe Launch Creative Cloud & CS6 for Students and Teachers

Adobe today announced Adobe® Creative Cloud™ Student and Teacher Edition, and Adobe Creative Suite® 6 Student and Teacher Edition for institutions, educators and students. The new release and supporting educational resources help schools, colleges and higher education institutions enhance teaching and learning, and better prepare students for their future careers.

“We are now in the era of the ‘3Cs’ – creativity, communication and collaboration – driven by how digital media is revolutionising teaching and learning,” said Jon Perera, vice president of worldwide education, Adobe. “Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 applications make it easier for educators to create and deliver stunning digital education content across devices, cloud, and social platforms.”

In addition to 14 new CS6 point products and four Creative Suite editions, Adobe is now delivering its first cloud offering for students and educators. Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub where students and educators can explore, share and deliver creative content using any of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 desktop applications, also announced today (see separate releases), as well as new tools for HTML5 such as Adobe Muse™ and Adobe Edge preview. By offering integration with Adobe Touch Apps*, headlined by Photoshop® Touch, Adobe Creative Cloud enables new mobile workflows, from ideation to publishing, that bring the power of Adobe innovation to the classroom via iPad and Android tablets.

More than 100 education institutions worldwide participated in the beta program for CS6 and Creative Cloud. According to Renaldo Lawrence, an Advanced Skills teacher at St. John the Baptist School in Surrey, “Adobe CS6 is a revolutionary product release that gives me and my students the opportunity to create real-world projects with tools that are, quite simply, the best in the world. Having access to these products means my students are a step ahead of most of their peers when they start their careers. With the economy still recovering from recession and the demands on today’s workforce so great, it is imperative that young people have experience in using technology in order to succeed. These tools are an important part of that. For my students to have the same power at their fingertips as real producers creating major motion pictures is truly amazing.”

Andrew Field, Head of ICT at Neale-Wade Community College, adds: “Adobe Creative Suite 6 has evolved to the next level and will empower my students to be even more creative. The whole suite has become much more integrated, so experience in one programme will now make it much easier for myself and my students to use the entire suite. The Adobe Touch Apps and the Creative Cloud means my students can now use a tablet as a great prototyping tool. They can design and plan on their tablet, then upload to the Creative Cloud, and in an instant their design appears in Dreamweaver for additional coding and development. Brilliant!”

Brian Cairns, a lecturer at The Glasgow School of Art, comments: “We encourage our students to challenge the boundaries of design practice. Adobe gives them the tools to achieve this and with the improvements in CS6, they can now push those boundaries even further.”

The launch event for Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 will be streamed live at 6pm GMT, April 23 at www.adobe.com/special/cs6/launch-event.html and will be available there as a continuous rebroadcast from 7pm – midnight GMT on April 23. An on-demand version will be available at http://tv.adobe.com beginning April 24.

You can also join the Adobe UK team at 4pm GMT on April 24 to find out more about Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6, when Eric McCashey will present a webcast on CS6 and Creative Cloud. This will be made available on a continuous rebroadcast. To join live at 4pm or watch the rebroadcast, visit:  http://adobe.ly/I3rXkN

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