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2011 Adobe Education Year in Review

Happy New Year from the Adobe Education team.

For my first blog article of 2012 I’ve shamelessly used Jon Perera’s review of 2011 from the Adobe featured Blogs at:

Here’s the article:

2011 Adobe Education Year in Review

Posted by Jon Perera, Vice President of Worldwide Education Marketing on December 22, 2011 10:37 AM in Education

Earlier this year, I had the terrific opportunity to join Adobe. Over the course of the last few months, I’ve been impressed with the company’s commitment to student and teacher success around the world. What really stands out for me is the way in which Adobe software lets students create and express themselves in amazing ways. I’ve seen 5th graders make video games in Flash and  10th graders create terrific movies in Premier.  I’ve had the opportunity to see university students create works that are just stunning (especially when at the ADAA event in Taipei). And I’m confident that this was a turning point year in terms of the impact and power of creative software in education. With 2012 coming up fast, I want to reflect on some high points of 2011 that will set the stage for the new year.

The Launch of Adobe Digital School Collection – We just announced the latest edition of Adobe® Digital School Collection (ADSC) for K-12 students and educators. ADSC gives students a way to visually express what they’ve learned across curriculum and prepares them with the social media skills they need to communicate effectively in the digital world.  We estimate that about 1,000,000 K-12 students were empowered by Adobe software as part of ambitious 1:1 programs around the world.

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Program Hits Critical Mass – This year, more than 145,000 students entered into the ACA program through our partnership with CertiPort. This is a great way to help students gain the skills needed to both enter college or the workforce.

Announcement of Adobe Touch Apps – One of the most exciting developments this year was Adobe’s introduction of  six intuitive touch screen applications that put professional-level creativity capability in the hands of millions of tablet users across both iOS and Android. Photoshop Touch, in particular, is a product that I think students and teachers will be thrilled with. Check it out here:

Schools Worldwide License Adobe Solutions – This year, more than 45 universities worldwide made the full Adobe portfolio available to their students across all departments – not just design.  Just imagine interacting with a computer-generated avatar to learn about nutrition or creating an interactive image of genetic data. See what Case Western University is doing and how others are benefiting from our education programs here.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Delivers Higher Education in Tablet Form – More and more schools are turning to DPS to publish rich, engaging publications for both iPad and Android tablets. The Holidays came early to Adobe EDU team when we received an unsolicited video from the University of Oregon, highlighting their use of the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite titled “The Making of a Digital Magazine.” Check out this video that made our day:

Adobe Education Community Keeps Thriving – I was privileged to attend the 2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards ceremony and was truly amazed by the talent and sophistication of the entries. Please check out the 2011 ADAA Yearbook for a closer look. We received a record-breaking 4,600 entries in 2011. Job well done!

This is certainly an exciting time for Adobe Education, educators and students as digital advances provide an opportunity to transform children’s learning and education. Stay tuned and don’t forget to follow us @AdobeEDU for the latest updates. I wish you all a happy and safe Holiday Season, and a terrific new year!

FREE: eSeminar Series – Adobe Certified Associate Exams

Extend customer investment in Adobe Creative Suite with career enhancing certification

Industry‐recognised certification is growing in importance and the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) can help students gain the recognition they deserve.

Combined with the invaluable skills they learn by using Adobe Creative Suite tools, their futures can be brighter than ever. Why not let your customers know about these free seminars and encourage them to book a place to learn how easily UK schools and universities can gain unlimited access to ACA Certification.

The FREE eSeminars are available for anyone working in Education Institutions. They will be particularly useful for:

  • Curriculum Leads
  • Teachers
  • Curriculum Managers
  • Co‐ordinators
  • Tutors/Lecturers

Register your customers now for these free eSeminars:

Tuesday 8th March: 3:30pm – 4:00pm (GMT)  

Wednesday 9th March: 12:30pm – 1:00pm (GMT) 

Thursday 10th March: 4:00pm – 430pm (GMT)

New: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Pathway and Exam Pack

Here’s another great resource that’s been produced by Prodigy to define the job roles and career paths that the ACA qualifications are applicable for. Also included are the licensing options and the latest information on the Adobe Premiere CS5 exams. Download the PDF via the link below.

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Pathway & Exam Packs

Adobe Licence to Create

Unlimited student potential. Unlimited Adobe certification.


Premiering @ The TATE MODERN

London • November 4th • Register Now!

Interested in offering official Adobe Training and Certification in Flash, Dreamweaver & Photoshop to your students?

Find out how you can gain unlimited access to ACA certifications in one all inclusive annual licence at the UK’s first Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Event. Train and certify as many Adobe Certified Associates as you want!

Featuring the launch of ACA CS5, case studies and an important accreditation announcement from OCR .

Includes FREE ACA certification exams for attendees on the day. There is no charge for attendance.

Brought to you by Adobe, Certiport, OCR & Prodigy Learning.

14:00:     Introduction of Adobe “License To Create” 
               – Liz Wilkins, Senior Marketing Manager, Adobe Systems Europe
               - Jonathan Cobb, Director of Sales and Marketing, OCR
14:30:     Adobe Certified Associate Uncovered
               – Jim Holm, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
               - Craig Bewley, CEO, Prodigy Learning

14:45:    Creative iMedia & Adobe Solutions
                - John Deacon, National Accounts Manager, OCR
15:05:       Adobe Schools Case Study
15:20:       Adobe College Case Study
15:35:       Adobe University Case Study
15:50:       Q & A & Next Steps

Lunch will not be provided but a complimentary buffet will be available at 16.15.

Why Does Certification Matter?

So, why does certification matter? How can it add value to the sales opportunity and increase the chances of winning the business?

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam has been designed for the academic sector. It allows institutions to offer an additional qualification for their students that has real value in the world of work. In the US the number of students taking the ACA exam is growing exponentially adding value to the product sale and increasing customer loyalty to the Adobe product set.

There are currently three ACA Exams with more to follow:

  • Web Communication using Adobe® Dreamweaver®
  • Rich Media Communication using Adobe Flash®
  • Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop®

The datasheet (link below) has lots more detail, but the main thing you need to know is that Prodigy Learning are the UK experts, selling and delivering the certification exams on behalf of Adobe. So any leads for certification can be passed directly to Craig Bewley of Prodigy – - and they will do the rest. The ACA Exams are an important initiative and one that UK customers are starting to ask about. The datasheet is a useful sales tool that can be passed directly to your customers for them to contact Prodigy Learning.

Adobe Certified Associate Learning Solutions