Oracle Thinkquest

ThinkQuest was an educational website, created 1996 and intended for primary and secondary schools. Beginning 2002 it was owned by the Oracle Education Foundation and was known as Oracle ThinkQuest.

ThinkQuest
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The ThinkQuest homepage
Type of site
Educational website
Available inChinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish
OwnerOracle Education Foundation
Created byAllan H. Weis
URLwww.thinkquest.org
CommercialNonprofit
RegistrationRequired
Launched1996 (acquired by Oracle in 2002)
Current statusDiscontinued (as of July 1, 2013)

HistoryEdit

ThinkQuest was created in 1996 by Allan H. Weis as part of his nonprofit Advanced Network and Services. The website and competition were acquired by the Oracle Education Foundation in 2002. Prior to being acquired by the Oracle Education Foundation, April Wennerstrom (née Buther) led the international training and evaluation program for the competition and worked with a cadre of international educators and judges to identify scholarship recipients. During its time under ANS' leadership, the organization gave over $1.5 million dollars annually for scholarships and support for the student-created sites and program participants spanned over 75 countries and six continents. As of July 1, 2013, the ThinkQuest initiative was discontinued.[1]

FeaturesEdit

ThinkQuest ProjectsEdit

ThinkQuest Projects was a website which assisted students and teachers to create web-based learning projects and collaborate with peers globally. It was available in 11 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish.

Awards and recognitionsEdit

ThinkQuest received the Third Annual NII Award (1997/1998) for Education.[citation needed].

CompetitionEdit

Thinkquest competition 2012 was the last competition organised by Oracle.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.thinkquest.org/en/ -- or, the archived copy thereof, courtesy of the "Wayback machine" managed by the Internet Archive

External linksEdit