Oracle Press Release

The Oracle Education Foundation Partners with the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science

Up to 2,500 Students Will Use ThinkQuest Learning Platform to Collaborate on Museum-Sponsored Projects

Redwood Shores, California, October 6, 2010

News Facts

The Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) has partnered with The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee, Florida to launch an innovative online learning initiative for students and teachers. The Brogan Museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate dedicated to the visual arts, science exploration, and humanities education.
The initiative will leverage ThinkQuest, OEF’s online learning platform. ThinkQuest helps students develop important 21st century skills, including critical thinking, communication, and technology skills.
The Brogan Museum will use ThinkQuest to create three online projects focused on museum exhibits. These projects are expected to engage up to 2,500 students, including students from rural, economically underserved areas of Florida.
In addition, OEF and The Brogan Museum will work together to train 1,000 teachers on how to integrate ThinkQuest and project learning into their curricula.
ThinkQuest currently supports 548,000 students and teachers in 47 countries.


Supporting Quotes

“The Oracle Education Foundation is proud to partner with The Brogan Museum,” said Brad Saffer, Vice President, Oracle Corporate Citizenship. “The projects they develop will enrich the global ThinkQuest community and help students unleash their creativity.”
“We are delighted to enter into a partnership with the Oracle Education Foundation," said Chucha Barber, Chief Executive Officer, The Brogan Museum. “One of our core values is education, and ThinkQuest will help us reach more students and teachers than ever before.”

Supporting Resources

About the Oracle Education Foundation

The Oracle Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle. It delivers ThinkQuest, an online learning platform that helps students develop important 21st century skills, including communication, critical thinking, and technology skills. ThinkQuest includes a project environment that supports collaborative learning; technology competitions that challenge students to solve real-world problems; the award-winning ThinkQuest Library, a learning resource visited by millions; and professional development for educators. For more information, visit http://www.oraclefoundation.org.

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