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Introduction To The Oracle Education Foundation

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This PDF sideshow it an introduction to the Oracle Education Foundations mission and its' organization goals that support ThinkQuest. All copyrights belong to Oracle Education Foundation. I claim no …

This PDF sideshow it an introduction to the Oracle Education Foundations mission and its' organization goals that support ThinkQuest. All copyrights belong to Oracle Education Foundation. I claim no authorship and am posting for information purposes only for my educators.

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  • 1. Introduction to the Oracle Education Foundation
  • 2. Introduction to the Oracle Education Foundation Learning Outcomes At the end of this lesson, you should be able to: • Describe the mission of the Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) • Identify the education programs offered by OEF • Summarize the relationship between OEF and Oracle Corporation 2 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  • 3. Introduction to the Oracle Education Foundation Why Is This Important? This lesson provides information about the Oracle Education Foundation (OEF), so that you can become familiar with the organization behind ThinkQuest. 3 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  • 4. Introduction to the Oracle Education Foundation Oracle Education Foundation Mission The Oracle Education Foundation inspires students globally to think, connect, create, and share—using technology to help them dissolve boundaries, fulfill their potential, and create a better society. OEF helps students to develop the skills necessary for success in their life and work in the 21st century. OEF provides ThinkQuest to primary and secondary schools around the world for free, supporting 397,000 students in 60 countries. Worldwide, OEF partners with over 80 organizations that share the same goals. 4 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  • 5. Introduction to the Oracle Education Foundation ThinkQuest Overview ThinkQuest is a protected, online learning platform that enables teachers to integrate learning projects into their classroom curriculum and students to develop 21st century skills. ThinkQuest includes a project environment, a competition space, the award-winning ThinkQuest Library, and a professional development program for educators. 5 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  • 6. Introduction to the Oracle Education Foundation The ThinkQuest Learning Platform ThinkQuest Projects is an online project environment where teachers and students engage in collaborative learning. The ThinkQuest Competition is a competition space where teams of students participate in technology contests. 6 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  • 7. Introduction to the Oracle Education Foundation The ThinkQuest Learning Platform (cont.) The award-winning ThinkQuest Library is the world’s largest online repository of student-developed learning projects, visited by millions of web learners monthly. ThinkQuest Professional Development is a comprehensive training offering for educators. It includes this ThinkQuest Projects course, a self-paced ThinkQuest Competition course, and the Project Learning Institute. 7 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  • 8. Introduction to the Oracle Education Foundation OEF’s Relationship to Oracle Corporation OEF is an independent, charitable, 501(c)(3) organization funded by Oracle Corporation. Oracle Corporation funds and houses OEF and donates the services of its worldwide staff at a value of over $13 million USD annually. In addition, Oracle provides OEF with free, unlimited use of its technology, which is leveraged to bring ThinkQuest to the global primary and secondary school communities. 8 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  • 9. Introduction to the Oracle Education Foundation Summary In this lesson, you learned to: • Describe the mission of the Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) • Identify the education programs offered by OEF • Summarize the relationship between OEF and Oracle Corporation 9 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.
  • 10. Introduction to the Oracle Education Foundation Practice The practice activities for this lesson can be found in the course outline. 10 ©2008, Oracle Education Foundation • All Rights Reserved.

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