Adobe drops Creative Cloud all-apps price for K-12 schools
This month local Adobe distributor, Dax Data announced new Creative Cloud pricing for K-12 schools, significantly reducing the cost of the suite from $35 to just $5 per student per year. A move that Dax Data believes underscores Adobe's commitment to providing students and teachers, particularly in the African region, with the creative tools they need to nurture creativity and creative problem-solving skills early on.
The K-12 licensing model gives schools access to the entire Creative Cloud suite of apps for a fraction of the cost of standard licensing. This includes 2GB of cloud storage each, as well as the option to log in and install the Creative Cloud application on their home computer or mobile device.
"Making Creative Cloud affordable will have a significant impact for South African schools, allowing more students to engage with these creative tools in a meaningful way," says Jeremy Matthews, CEO of Dax Data.
Adobe is invested in gaining an understanding of the impact creative tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Experience Design can have on students' creative development. Its recent research findings confirmed that many of the barriers to teaching these skills are universal: the biggest of which include limited budgets, access to technology, and time to learn new skills. As teachers shift their classrooms to incorporate creative projects that build these skills, Adobe is shifting its offerings to provide an affordable, easy, and quick way to succeed.
From the 15th of May 2018, the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud apps will be available to K-12 schools through Dax Data's channel partners, at an MSRP $4.99 per user licence, per year, with a minimum purchase quantity of 500 licences for a single school, or 2,500 licences for a school district.
"We are on an exciting journey, collaborating with educators to empower the next generation to be lifelong creators. With Creative Cloud for K-12, we're equipping teachers with the apps, training, and support they need to make this happen. We can't wait to see all of the amazing things students create on their journey to becoming the creative problem solvers of the future", says Sharif Karmally, Senior Product Marketing Manager, CC for Education.