Corporate Citizenship Report 2012 - Impact on Education

The Oracle Education Foundation helps more than 500,000 K–12 students develop twenty-first century skills.

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ThinkQuest's Impact


ThinkQuest's Impact

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.

ThinkQuest Projects

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.

ThinkQuest International Competition

In FY11 and FY12, this global competition challenged students to solve real-world problems using technology.

ThinkQuest Awards Celebration

ThinkQuest Awards Celebration

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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.

ThinkQuest Library

Visited by more than 58 million learners annually, this award-winning learning resource features 8,000 educational Websites created by and for students.

ThinkQuest Professional Development

Project Learning Institute

Project Learning Institute

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ThinkQuest also provides extensive professional development opportunities for educators, including:

  • The Project Learning Institute, a two-day, instructor-led course that helps teachers integrate technology, project learning, and twenty-first century skills development into their classroom curriculum
  • Getting Started with Projects, an instructor-led seminar that introduces teachers to the ThinkQuest Projects platform and how they can use it for classroom instruction
  • The ThinkQuest Projects Tutorial, an online tutorial that helps teachers quickly deploy ThinkQuest Projects in their classrooms
Awards and Recognition
USAID Macedonia Primary Education Public-Private Partnership Award

The Oracle Education Foundation received the USAID Macedonia Primary Education Public-Private Partnership Award in FY12.

Oracle in Action
Oracle Funds Alice and Greenfoot

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