Since 2013, Adobe has been migrating its apps and services to the cloud and now runs almost entirely as a SaaS program with users subscribing to their desired packages. If you use Photoshop, Lightroom, or Illustrator, you most likely already have a subscription. The subscription can range from as lows as $10 to high as $83 per month for individual users.
In a bid to foster learning, Adobe has adopted a new strategy for its little clients who are still attending school. The company has made the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of the app available for just $5 per year for K-12 schools; however, each school must purchase a minimum of 500 licenses or 2,500 per district.
This new school package is in addition to the free Spark for Education suite of storytelling apps package also available to K-12 schools and institutions of higher learning. The Adobe Creative Cloud will be implemented in line with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The platform will also be set up using a single sign-on to allow teachers and students to use whichever school ID they already have. The cloud computing angle of the Creative Cloud makes it possible for the students and teachers to sing in on any device and from wherever they are; at home, school or on their laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Adobe has also partnered with Edcamp to provide teachers a more professional development platform on the Creative Cloud to better empower the students.