Oracle Press Release

Oracle Academy and Curriki Inspire Student Interest in Computer Science

Collaboration Makes Java Curriculum Broadly Available

Redwood Shores, Calif – Oct. 7, 2013

News Facts

Oracle Academy and Curriki are continuing to work together and making Oracle Academy’s “Creating Java Programs Using Greenfoot” curriculum widely available to teachers and students.
With the availability of “Creating Java Programs Using Greenfoot,” all of Curriki’s more than 364,000 members immediately have access to this engaging curriculum that inspires interest, understanding and exploration of basic Java programming concepts.
Because Curriki is an open online educational community, anyone can sign up to take advantage of the resources offered on the site.
In addition to “Creating Java Programs Using Greenfoot,” Oracle Academy’s “Getting Started with Java Using Alice” curriculum is also available on Curriki.
By continuing to expand the Java resources on the site, Oracle and Curriki are maintaining their commitment to help every student access engaging curriculum regarding Java, one of the world’s most popular computing platforms.
Teachers and students who are interested in expanding their Java learning further may join Oracle Academy for additional curriculum and other resources.

Supporting Quotes

“Oracle strives to advance computer science education and make it accessible to students globally,” said Alison Derbenwick Miller, Vice President, Oracle Academy. “Our ‘Creating Java Programs with Greenfoot’ curriculum is designed to help students become excited about the power of computer programming and the possibilities that become open to them when they have strong programming skills. By collaborating with Curriki, we hope to deliver this introductory Java course to hundreds of thousands of teachers and students worldwide.”
“As educators in the 21st century, we are charged with educating students to be successful in a complex, interconnected world,” said Kim Jones, CEO, Curriki. “We are thrilled that Oracle is working with Curriki to help foster a new generation of innovative software developers and close the computing skills gap. We look forward to ongoing collaboration with Oracle Academy in the future.”
“In developing Greenfoot, we have worked for some time on engaging and motivating computer science students, and to show them the importance and potential of programming,” said Michael Kölling, Professor of Computer Science and lead developer of Greenfoot at the University of Kent, UK. “We are very excited to work with Oracle and Curriki who will enable hundreds of thousands of students to encounter the excitement of computer programming through Greenfoot and Java.”

Supporting Resources

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About Oracle Academy

Oracle Academy provides a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources to secondary and higher education institutions for teaching use. Faculty can insert these resources into computer science and business programs, ensuring that students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce. Oracle Academy supports over 2.5 million students in 102 countries. To learn more, visit http://oracle.com/academy.

About Curriki

A non-profit organization, Curriki is a leading K-12 global community for teachers, students and parents to create, share, and find open learning resources that improve teacher effectiveness and student outcomes. A Computerworld Honors Laureate for 2012, Curriki was selected as the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for Digital Access. With more than 364,000 members and 52,000+ learning assets, Curriki reaches more than 8.9 million users worldwide. Join today www.curriki.org.

About Oracle

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Contacts

Contacts:

Greg Lunsford
Oracle
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greg.lunsford@oracle.com

Cindee Mock
Orion Marketing
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