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Voices of Experience: Top Educators Succeed with Oracle

A new series of videos featuring one-on-one interviews with executives from leading education and research institutions throughout the world is now available from Oracle.

The executives discuss some of the biggest challenges their organizations are facing today and how Oracle technology is helping them succeed and position their institutions for the future.

Topics include

  • Addressing the increasingly competitive environment for student enrollment
  • Finding new sources of funding
  • Using mobile and social technologies to deliver courses in innovative ways

The participants in the videos are members of Oracle’s Education and Research Industry Strategy Council. Oracle's industry strategy councils are comprised of a select group of forward-thinking Oracle customers who provide input and feedback to Oracle on its mid- and long-term strategic initiatives. For more information on Oracle’s industry strategy councils, contact Cole Clark, global vice president of Oracle Education and Research.

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The video series features William Carter, vice chancellor of information technology at Houston Community College, who discusses how his organization is using Oracle technology to increase efficiency, reduce maintenance burdens for the IT staff, and replace manual, paper-based processes with more secure automated solutions. The improvements are helping to assure that the college has the resources it needs to continue an open-enrollment policy that accepts all students seeking advanced education and skills.

The University of Pennsylvania used analytics and dashboards based on Oracle technologies to create a data-driven environment that helps administrators make optimum decisions about resource allocations and spending. Oracle technologies are also supporting new ways of teaching, including “flipped” classrooms in which students access courseware outside of school and use class time to discuss and share the information.

Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, is competing with for-profit schools for students, especially those over 21 years of age, which the government is encouraging to seek advanced degrees. Bruce Callow, director of information and communications technology, explains how this and other challenges are causing Griffith to rethink how it can use Oracle technology to attract students and better engage them using mobile and social technologies.

The series of informational interviews also includes discussions with other higher-education leaders including Dr. Joel Hartman of the University of Central Florida, Laura Patterson from the University of Michigan, and Mary Hawkins, President of Bellevue University, all of whom highlight their success in delivering cutting-edge solutions to their faculty, staff, and students via their work with Oracle.

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