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Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria
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Oracle Academy partnership with Nigeria

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Presentation Delivered on 21st May 2012. The National Conference on ICT in Education. …

Presentation Delivered on 21st May 2012. The National Conference on ICT in Education.
Theme: formulating a viable national policy framewor for ICT in education.
Oraganised by Federal Ministry of Education

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  • 1. Oracle Academy Oracle Education Initiatives1 Oracle Confidential
  • 2. Safe Harbor Statement The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.2 Oracle Confidential
  • 3. Agenda  Background  The Global Economy  4 questions  The 7 “C’s” for 21st century learning  Project learning bicycle model  Multi-stakeholder partnerships  Examples  What next for Oracle in Education?3 Oracle Confidential
  • 4. Economic Seasons Sources of Wealth and Type of Organisation •Knowledge •Land •Labour Post- •Capital Early Agricultural Industrial •Human •Feudal •Proprietorship Industrial •Hierarchies Knowledge NetworksSource: Prof Tinus Pretorius, GSTM University of Pretoria 4 Oracle Confidential
  • 5. Role of Technology Key technology of each era5 Oracle Confidential
  • 6. Catalysts toCompetitive Advantage Pre- Knowledge Economy Reading 3’R’s aRithmetic wRiting6 Oracle Confidential
  • 7. The Global Economy 3’R’s SuitabilityCharacteristics Old NewScope Domestic GlobalDriving force Mass production Technology, innovationResource Capital Knowledge, informationJobs Stable, large firms Dynamic, smaller firmsOrganizations Central/hierarchal Matrix, fluid, decentralizedMarkets Stable FluidWorkers Uneducated, unskilled Educated, skilled, adaptiveTasks Simple, physical Participary, complex, intellectual,Technology Mechanical Electronic, biologicalEmphasis Predictability Innovation, creativityInformation flow Top down Bottom up, interactiveOpportunities Limited, fixed Fluid, rotational, mobileBusiness/government Minimal intervention Cooperation, partnership7 Oracle Confidential
  • 8. A change in approach…8 Oracle Confidential
  • 9. 4 Question Exercise  What will the world be like 20 years from now?  What skills will your students need to be successful in that world?  What were the conditions around your own peak learning experience?  What would your learning look like if it was designed around your answers?9 Oracle Confidential
  • 10. The Global Economy  How do we ensure that the students of today and the workforce of the future have the skills needed in the global economy?  How do we as educators, change the way we teach to engender new skills in our young10 Oracle Confidential
  • 11. Future of LearningLearning Feature Past FutureWhere learning takes place Mainly in schools In schools, cultural centres, businesses, homes, virtual centres and other places across the city.Who Learns From Teachers Teachers, parents, other skilled adults, peers and social networks.Learning Mode Instruction Interaction, collaboration, More learning by doing and discovery.When In school terms, hours and lessons All the time, in different periods that more suit people’s individual learning.Assessment End of the line During learning for better learning. Focus is on the cognitive skills More peer-to-peer evaluation and self –evaluation against learning plans.How In classrooms, from books, More real world learning. whiteboards Schools as productive units.Funding To schools and school boards More to pupils, learning collaboratives and networks. 11 Oracle Confidential
  • 12. The 7 “C’s” for 21st Century Learning  Critical thinking  Communication  Collaboration  Creativity  Cross-cultural understanding  Computing and ICT skills  Career and life skills12 Oracle Confidential
  • 13. Methodology Work creatively with others Thinking Competent in Creatively Digital Literacy Project Learning Learning & Innovation 7’C’s Bicycle Model13 Oracle Confidential
  • 14. Project Learning Bicycle Model Tool for implementing the methodology for 7’C’s14 Oracle Confidential
  • 15. Project Learning vs. Traditional Teaching• Project Learning. – Students learn collaboration, critical thinking, written and oral communication, and the values of the work ethic, while meeting state or national content standards.• Traditional Teaching. – Methods that focus on rote memorization and recall of information, without a focus on practical application of knowledge and skills.• Project learning using bridges the gap between knowing and doing!15 Oracle Confidential
  • 16. 16 Oracle Confidential
  • 17. Lessons Key components in learning Technology & Teacher Community & Recognition Curriculum Training Mentoring17 Oracle Confidential
  • 18. Oracle Academy Support for High Schools & 2-Year Colleges PL/SQL Java SQL Fundamentals Database Java Design Programming Technology & Teacher Community & Recognition Curriculum Training Mentoring Hosted Technology Virtual Training Oracle Certification Curriculum Q&A Hosted Curriculum Live Training Master Educator Lectures Certification Assessments 1-on-1 Support Adopt-a-School Java Contest Standards Mapping Mentoring CS Club Activities Internships & Jobs Oracle & Java User Groups18 Oracle Confidential
  • 19. Oracle Academy Support for 4-Year Colleges & Universities Operating System Middleware Programming Database Applications Technology & Faculty Community & Recognition Curriculum Training Mentoring Software Faculty Training Oracle Certification Curriculum Q&A Installation Packs Java Contest Lectures Hosted Technology Mentoring Curriculum CS Club Support Textbooks Internships & Jobs Oracle & Java User Groups19 Oracle Confidential
  • 20. Results: Integrating Project based learning Multiple Subjects  Music teacher in Italy uploads MP3 files to provide students instant access to music and lessons.  Math teacher in the United States stimulates student research on the life, work and accomplishments of mathematicians.  Art teacher in Chile captures students’ three dimensional works of art in e-portfolios to create a digital media gallery.  Science teacher in India invigorates student collaboration and research on new energy sources through discussions, debates and interactive media.20 Oracle Confidential
  • 21. Diversity in South Africa  Students from a township in Port Elizabeth formed a team with students from East London, Eastern Cape Province to participate in the ThinkQuest International Competition.  Collaborated using ThinkQuest Projects despite diverse native languages (isiXhosa, English, Mandarin, Afrikaans).  Produced a multimedia-rich website to promote tourism in South Africa.  Awarded 1st place in the 12 & Under category for their “Tour of a Lifetime” entry and attended ThinkQuest Live.21 Oracle Confidential
  • 22. The Oracle Academy Supports 5,500 Member InstitutionsIntroduction to Computer ScienceDesigned for: high schools, technical schools, community colleges, and universitiesProvides: technology, curriculum, teacher training and supportAdvanced Computer ScienceDesigned for: university computer science departmentsProvides: students with hands-on access to Oracle database and middleware softwareEnterprise Business ApplicationsDesigned for: university computer science departments and business schoolsProvides: students with hands-on access to Oracle applications that are widely used ina variety of industries 22 Oracle Confidential
  • 23. Becoming an Oracle Academy Member • Membership is open to accredited, not-for-profit institutions – Curriculum must be incorporated into degree-granting programs • Visit www.oracle.com/academy – Select the relevant program option – Select “Apply for Membership” or “Enroll Here” depending on option – Follow prompts to submit order – Follow the instructions on the order summary page23 Oracle Confidential
  • 24. Oracle Academy Resources• The Oracle Academy Website: www.oracle.com/academy• Oracle Corporate Citizenship Report• Oracle Academy Article in Java Magazine• Search Oracle Academy Member Institutions: – Introduction to Computer Science – Advanced Computer Science – Enterprise Business Applications• Oracle Academy MEA Contacts: – Jane.richardson@oracle.com – Ola.ramadan@oracle.com 24 Oracle Confidential
  • 25. 25 Oracle Confidential
  • 26. 26 Oracle Confidential
  • 27. APPENDIX27 Oracle Confidential
  • 28. Oracle Corporate Citizenship Environment Sustainability Taking into account our business Education Solutions needs, customer requirements and the desire to minimize adverse impacts on the Citizenship environment, we maintain our facilities, run our business Open @Oracle Giving & operations and develop products Computing Volunteers with an eye toward sustainability. Supply Chain Global Corporate Citizenship Report at Management Workforce http://oracle.com/citizenship28 Oracle Confidential
  • 29. History of Oracle in Education Since 1993 Oracle has worked to advance education with state-of- the-art technology programs that prepare students for life and work in the 21st century. Supports secondary and post-secondary schools to integrate Oracle technology and curriculum into computer science, engineering and business curricula.29 Oracle Confidential
  • 30. The Goal of Oracle’s Education Programs To leverage Oracle’s unique global perspective and technology leadership to: • Awaken and deepen students’ interest in CS/engineering • Help educators prepare students with industry-relevant skills30 Oracle Confidential
  • 31. Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Most countries are facing a gap between the knowledge and skills need for future success and what is provided by their current education system. • Recognizing this challenge, numerous organizations are undertaking ambitious partnerships to develop standards and support to facilitate 21st century learning • These partnerships can provide teachers and students with ICT equipment and professional teacher training31 Oracle Confidential
  • 32. In-Demand Skills Deepening Our Impact “Few subjects will open as many doors as Computer Science/engineering.”32 Oracle Confidential
  • 33. Introduction to Computer Science: New Java Curriculum For high schools, technical schools and community colleges Two New Semester Courses: Extensive Teacher Training and Highly Structured Student Curriculum Oracle Academy Oracle Academy Java Fundamentals Java Programming Storytelling with Alice Also available as 1-day training events for primary, middle and high-school teachers Games with Greenfoot Can be incorporated into other subjects, or Eclipse camps, after-school programs, workshops Semester courses prepare students for Java curriculum launch in 2012, after Java Certification and completion of global teacher training pilots. AP Computer Science “A” exam (US)33 Oracle Confidential

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