Corporate Citizenship Report 2012 - Impact on Education

The Oracle Academy helps more than 1.9 million students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce.

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Oracle Academy's Impact


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Few subjects will open as many doors for students in the twenty-first century as computer science (CS) and engineering. To help educators awaken and deepen students' interest in these important fields of study, the Oracle Academy makes available CS education resources that are up-to-date, industry-relevant, and engaging.

Technology

  • Oracle Software
    Ranked #1 in more than 44 product/industry categories, Oracle technologies are used by 390,000 customers in 145 countries. The Oracle Academy grants educators access to hundreds of Oracle products for teaching use.
  • Hosted Lab Environments
    For students interested in learning how to design a database or program in SQL or PL/SQL, the Oracle Academy provides Oracle Application Express as a hosted practice environment.
  • Java Development Environments
    As the steward of Java, Oracle contributes to several Java development environments (JDEs), including Alice, Greenfoot, BlueJ, Eclipse, and NetBeans. Students and faculty may access these JDEs to learn Java, the development platform used by more than 9 million developers worldwide.

Curriculum

  • Courseware
    Professionally developed courseware is a core component of the instructional support offered by the Oracle Academy. Our courses are modular and aligned to Oracle certification; regional, national, and state standards; Association for Computing Machinery standards; and the US Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam.
  • Oracle Press Books
    Published by McGraw-Hill and used by millions of Oracle professionals worldwide, Oracle Press books cover a variety of Oracle and Java-related subjects. The Oracle Academy grants faculty and students a 50 percent discount on Oracle Press books and e-books.
  • Guest Lectures
    Hearing firsthand about computer science at work in the real world can broaden students’ awareness of possible career opportunities and inspire further learning. Oracle experts visit Oracle Academy classrooms to deliver guest lectures on a variety of topics.
  • Technical Articles
    Oracle Magazine and Java Magazine offer educators and CS students who want to learn more about Oracle and Java technologies easy access to technical articles. Profit magazine helps educators and business students deepen their understanding of how Oracle technology is used to streamline business operations, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.
  • Oracle Learning Library
    Faculty and students can access free online learning content—videos, tutorials, articles, demos, task-specific step-by-step instructions, and more—from the Oracle Learning Library.

Students in Action

Students in Action

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Training

  • Faculty Professional Development
    To help educators successfully adopt Oracle Academy curriculum, we provide extensive training opportunities. Faculty may attend Oracle Academy training events at no cost. They also receive a 50 percent discount on hundreds of Oracle University courses.

Certification

  • Certification Preparation and Exams
    Oracle Academy faculty and students receive substantial discounts on Oracle certification preparation products and exams. These resources help them earn a valuable distinction recognized throughout the IT industry—Oracle certification.

Community

  • Computer Science Clubs
    If students form CS clubs that emphasize Oracle, Java, or women in CS, the Oracle Academy supports them with Oracle club advisers and guest lecturers.
  • Faculty Lounge and Student Center
    We help educators and students connect with the Java developer network through java.net, engage with Oracle’s global user groups through the Oracle Technology Network, and access postings of internships and jobs available at Oracle.
  • Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne
    Oracle Academy faculty and students are invited to attend Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne. These international conferences offer informative technical sessions and opportunities to meet Oracle employees, customers, partners, and Java developers and enthusiasts.

For more information on the Oracle Academy, visit http://academy.oracle.com.

Awards and Recognition
Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation

In FY12, Oracle was named a Platinum-level Partner by the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation.

Oracle in Action
Oracle Academy Alumna Inspires Students in Saudi Arabia

Oracle Academy Alumna Inspires Students in Saudi Arabia

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