Two Cosmopoint institutions sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud
By Digital News Asia September 27, 2013
- Involves more than 3,000 students at KLMUC and Cosmopoint College of Technology
- Largest educational implementation of Adobe Creative Cloud in Malaysia to date
ADOBE Inc has announced that Cosmopoint Sdn Bhd has signed a campus-wide Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement (ETLA) for Adobe Creative Cloud for two of its education institutes – Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMUC) and Cosmopoint College of Technology.
Both institutes will implement Adobe Creative Cloud as a technology platform that will provide students with up-to-date industry standard software through the course of their education, Adobe said in a statement.
“The creative industry is moving at a rapid pace, and continually stretching the limits of creativity and technology,” said Prof Dr Abdul Rahmin Abdul Rahman, Vice Chancellor for KLMUC.
“We want to provide our students with the best tools available today, to ensure that they have a competitive edge when they enter the workforce. As industry leaders in the creative field, Adobe is the most ideal partner for us to work with,” he added.
Vicky Skipp (pic), regional director at Adobe South-East Asia, said “KLMUC and Cosmopoint College of Technology are the first education institutes in Malaysia to roll out Adobe Creative Cloud on such a scale across their entire campus.
“They both have an inspiring vision to equip students with skills using the latest technology and ensure they are workplace-ready, and we are proud to be the enabling force making it possible, and helping to nurture creative talent from an early stage of development,” she added.
The rollout is expected to conclude this month, before the start of the new academic year.
Once completed, KLMUC and the entire enrolment of over 3,000 students in 11 Cosmopoint education centres will use Adobe Creative Cloud in their computer labs, and have full access to solutions such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, as well as Adobe Muse CC, giving them the opportunity to develop skillsets like post-processing, graphic design and desktop publishing.
Adobe Creative Cloud will also ensure students have access to exclusive training videos and 2GB of cloud storage, along with other features only available through Creative Cloud such as Adobe Edge Tools and Services which will help them to easily create mobile-ready content and applications, the company said.
Cosmopoint College of Technology expects to see a significant growth in the number of students enrolled for the upcoming semester – a testament of the increasing demand for skilled talent from Malaysia’s creative industry today.
“Ahead of the rollout, our lecturers have been well trained on the latest features of Adobe Creative Cloud, and are thrilled to be able to impart these skills and knowledge to their students,” said Izz Al-Din Maslan, chief executive centre (CEC) at Cosmopoint College of Technology.
“Lecturers will also be revamping their curricula to incorporate more industry relevant projects, leveraging these new tools and services from Adobe Creative Cloud, and challenging students to think outside the box.
“The creative industry is no longer just focused on print and online, it is also preparing itself for a mobile era. With mobile solutions such as PhoneGap and Adobe Edge available exclusively through the Creative Cloud, our students will now be able to create engaging content across all channels – print, web and mobile,” he added.
This ETLA between Adobe and KLMUC and Cosmopoint College of Technology was signed in July, and extends up to three years.
KLMUC and Cosmopoint College of Technology are owned by Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (Ekuinas), a government-linked investment company that promotes equitable and sustainable economic participation.
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