The Oracle Education Foundation helps more than 500,000 K–12 students develop twenty-first century skills.
In FY12, ThinkQuest supported 559,000 students in 65 countries to develop their technology skills.
The Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) is a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle. Beginning in 1998 and continuing through July 2013, Oracle and OEF have offered ThinkQuest, a comprehensive online learning platform, to primary and secondary schools globally.
The ThinkQuest Projects platform enables teachers and students to create and share Web-based learning projects within a global community. Available in 11 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai and Turkish, ThinkQuest Projects has been used by tens of thousands of schools in 65 countries.
In FY11 and FY12, this global competition challenged students to solve real-world problems using technology.
Competing in one of three events—ThinkQuest Projects, Digital Media, or Application Development—participants developed a variety of technology-based entries, including online and mobile applications, Websites, animations, videos, photo essays, and blogs.
More than 51,000 students from 59 countries entered the 2012 ThinkQuest Competition. Students from China, France, Great Britain, Greece, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the United States submitted winning entries and were honored at a gala awards celebration.
Visited by more than 58 million learners annually, this award-winning learning resource features 8,000 educational Websites created by and for students.
ThinkQuest also provides extensive professional development opportunities for educators, including: