Corel Corp. has donated over US$1,000,000 in Corel products to New Media Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring new forms of teaching, learning and creative expression. Founded in 1993, the NMC currently has 111 colleges, universities and museums as members.
Specifically, Corel will offer its flagship graphics package, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11, at no charge to each NMC member institution. This will allow member institutions access to Corel product, licenses and training tools as well as special purchase promotions.
This program is being undertaken “to extend leading-edge creative content tools into North America’s top institutions of higher education and to further drive Corel’s penetration into the education market,” said Steve Houck, executive vice-president of partner relations for Corel.
In addition to the free deployment of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11, NMC member institutions can take advantage of savings on selected Corel products when purchasing between five and 100 licenses for Painter 7, WordPerfect Office 2002 (not available for the Mac), or CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11.
Until March 30, 2003, Corel will give members one software license free for each one of these products purchased, including purchases of Corel Maintenance Licensing. For details go to Corel’s academic Web site.