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The Oracle Education Foundation Teams with Adobe Systems Incorporated To Help Students around the Globe
- As part of its ongoing commitment to educators and students worldwide, Adobe Systems Incorporated has donated 1,500 sets of four of the company's industry-leading software products for web development and design to the Oracle Education Foundation (OEF).
- OEF, an independent, charitable, 501(c)(3) organization funded by Oracle Corporation, is committed to helping students develop vital skills for life and work in the 21st century. As part of its mission, OEF provides its ThinkQuest technology program as a free service to primary and secondary schools around the world. More than 397,000 children in 60 countries benefit from OEF's programs.
- The donated Adobe software will be bundled and granted to qualifying elementary and secondary schools enrolled in OEF's ThinkQuest Website Competition 2009, which challenges students to develop educational websites on topics of their choosing.
- The Adobe software available as part of the grant includes: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6, Adobe Premiere® Elements 4, Adobe Dreamweaver® CS3, and Adobe Flash Pro CS3.
- The students receiving the software will include those who may not typically have access to advanced web design software. As a result, these gifts will allow the students to compete in ThinkQuest more effectively, introduce them to industry-leading technology, and help them acquire vital 21st century learning and technology skills.
- Adobe has supported ThinkQuest and OEF by donating more than 15,000 software copies and licenses since 2006.
- "The Oracle Education Foundation and Adobe Systems are providing a rare opportunity to young students around the world, many of whom do not have access to high-level software tools," said Clare Dolan, Vice President, Oracle Corporate Citizenship. "By working together we can bring this leading technology to schools around the world and help ensure that all students have access to the tools needed to succeed in life and work in the 21st century."
- "Digital media provides students with more direct and engaging experiences for learning critical subjects," said Peter Isaacson, Vice President, Worldwide Education at Adobe. "Through digital media, students don't just learn about science, they become scientists by interacting directly with real-world phenomena that would otherwise be inaccessible to them. They don't just study history-they become historians by creating their own documentaries using historical footage. Using today's digital tools, the possibilities are endless."
- About the Oracle Education Foundation: http://oraclefoundation.org
- About ThinkQuest: http://www.thinkquest.org/
- About Adobe: http://www.adobe.com/education/community/k12/
About the Oracle Education Foundation
A nonprofit organization funded by Oracle, the foundation delivers ThinkQuest - a widely acclaimed education technology program - to K-12 schools globally. ThinkQuest is a protected, online learning platform that enables teachers to integrate learning projects into their classroom curriculum and students to develop critical 21st century skills. For more information, visit http://www.oraclefoundation.org.
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