Element K and Adobe Systems to Bring Online Training to Creative Professionals

February 21, 2001

Element K, a leading provider of corporate e-learning solutions for business and technology skills and Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the launch of a new Web-based service offering online training courses.

Beginning today, users can visit the training site by way of www.adobe.com or access it directly at www.adobe.elementk.com and take advantage of a free introductory Photoshop 6.0 software course, or enroll in a series of courses dedicated to Adobe’s other popular products such as Adobe LiveMotion(TM), InDesign(TM), Illustrator®, Acrobat®, GoLive(TM), PageMaker®, After Effects® and Premiere®.

Powered by Element K, an e-learning pioneer and provider of online training solutions to more than 2,500 organizations, this co-branded site offers Adobe’s millions of users instant, 24/7 access to quality training on Adobe products, whenever and wherever they need it. Element K’s proven online training techniques provide beginning and intermediate Adobe software users with the opportunity to learn online at their own pace through engaging interactive courses.

“Adobe is an industry leader and we’re pleased to be working with them to develop this turnkey online training solution for their users,” said Terry Nulty, president of Element K. “We look forward to introducing Adobe’s large and growing number of users to the many benefits of learning online at their own pace and according to their own schedule.”

“We are excited to add Element K’s Web-based training to our content offering on Adobe.com,” said Tanya Wendling, senior director of online content and communities at Adobe. “Element K provides Adobe software users with tools to acquire the skills they need, conveniently and at an affordable price.”

Pricing and Availability

The Adobe online training is available in a variety of course bundles designed to meet customer needs. Consumers can choose comprehensive training with the Adobe Professional Plus series, which contains more than 90 courses on a wide variety of Adobe products, as well as e-commerce and Web technology topics ($399 for a one year subscription). Or they can subscribe to the Adobe Professional series, which contains courses on Adobe’s flagship products ($249 for a one-year subscription). Consumers can also select a course bundle that complements their Adobe Collection, such as the Adobe Publishing Collection, Adobe Design Collection, Adobe Web Collection and or? Adobe Dynamic Media Collection ($129 for one year). A library developed specifically for Photoshop users is also available for $59 per year.

About Element K

Founded in 1982, Element K is a leading provider of corporate e-learning solutions for business and technology skills serving Fortune 1000 companies, universities, government organizations and individuals. A pioneer in computer training, courseware development and e-learning, the company offers more than 800 information technology and business courses designed exclusively for the Web. Element K’s integrated online training solutions feature instructor-led online courses, self-paced tutorials, a comprehensive reference library and dynamic interaction with experts and peers. The company also hosts an online learning environment integrated with a powerful learning management system. More information on the company can be found at www.elementk.com.

Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat, After Effects, GoLive, Illustrator, InDesign, LiveMotion, PageMaker and Premiere are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Prices listed are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice. Applicable local taxes may apply.

Contact Information

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Adobe Systems Incorporated, Rochester

Stephanie Krueger