Adobe Showcases Solutions for eLearning at EDUCAUSE 2006
Educators Can Create Richer and More Engaging Learning Experiences and Extend the Classroom with Adobe Technologies
DALLAS — Oct. 9, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today at EDUCAUSE 2006 will highlight how educational institutions can extend learning beyond the campus with Adobe technologies. The combination of Adobe’s web conferencing, collaboration software and easy-to-use multimedia creation tools give educators the opportunity to focus on the practices of effective teaching and learning among distributed participants.
eLearning today provides a wealth of new ways for universities and school districts to use digital communications to connect educators, students and communities and expand the overall learning experience. It’s a key component to long-term success for educational institutions in the 21st Century,” said Eugene Lee, vice president of vertical and solutions marketing at Adobe. “At Adobe, we’re committed to deliver solutions that will help educators overcome obstacles for content creation while delivering more engaging eLearning experiences.”
At EDUCAUSE, Adobe will demonstrate in its booth (Booth 1103 at Dallas Convention Center) how all members of the academic community can use Adobe software for a wide variety of engaging eLearning activities without having deep technical knowledge or programming skills. Educators and administrators can host real-time meetings, or class sessions, bring guest speakers on campus “virtually” and even conduct professional development seminars all through Adobe’s web-conferencing and collaboration software.
Adobe will highlight the following software products for enabling virtual classrooms across campuses: Adobe® Acrobat® 8, Adobe Acrobat Connect™ Professional, Adobe Captivate™ 2, and Adobe Presenter 6 software.
Adobe Acrobat 8 - Enables educators and students to quickly and reliably create, combine, share, and control media-rich Adobe PDF documents for easy, more secure communication, collaboration, and time-saving electronic workflows. Adobe Captivate 2 movies can also be added to Acrobat software to create multimedia documents for assignments, projects and proposals.
Acrobat Connect Professional - Provides all members of the academic community with a full-featured Web conferencing system that offers a rich set of collaboration tools such as chat, white boards, screen and document sharing. Acrobat Connect Professional software is effective for enabling virtual classrooms for large classes and seminars, on- or off-campus. It is ideal for bringing guest speakers to class, and is flexible enough for small group uses such as academic advising and eCoaching. It supports interactive multimedia including Adobe Captivate 2 and Adobe Flash® Professional as well as integrated telephony and Voice over Internet Protocol. In addition, the Adobe Acrobat Connect Collaboration Builder SDK provides a way to create custom interactive applications such as engaging learning games and simulations. Acrobat Connect Professional now integrates with Sakai for even more flexibility.
Adobe Captivate 2 - Enables rapid creation of powerful and engaging simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based learning without programming knowledge or multimedia skills. Based on the Adobe Flash platform, Captivate 2 software automatically generates interactive content in Flash format, without requiring users to learn Flash. The branching storyboarding features in the new release gives subject matter experts of all technical abilities a way to help learners consider the consequences of decisions, making this an ideal tool for promoting high-level creating thinking and problem-solving.
Adobe Presenter 6 - Use Adobe Presenter for authoring narrated, self-paced e-learning courses and on-demand presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Transforms Microsoft® PowerPoint presentations into rich experiences complete with voice over narration and multimedia content including video, animations and product simulations. Adobe Presenter software converts the presentation into Adobe Flash format and publishes to the Web for viewers to access at their convenience.
Adobe’s presence at EDUCAUSE also will include a presentation by Dr. Ellen Wagner, director Adobe worldwide eLearning, on eLearning solutions for the virtual classroom. The presentation will explore some of the emerging trends transforming eLearning today and will discuss how Adobe solutions give institutions the ability to provide engaging learning experiences, anytime, anywhere while maximizing returns on campus IT investments. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 11 at 8:10 a.m. CDT in Room D164.
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