Oracle Education Foundation Partners with West Java’s Education Office to Help Students Develop 21st Century Skills
Jakarta, Indonesia – June 22, 2009
· The Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) and West Java’s Education Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand OEF’s ThinkQuest platform to all 7,000 government schools in West Java, one of the largest provinces in Indonesia.
· 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, including creativity, communication, teamwork, and technology skills.
· ThinkQuest was first launched in Indonesia in 2006 and has grown to support over 16,500 students and teachers in 730 schools across the country.
· Building on this success, OEF will now partner with West Java’s Education Office to expand ThinkQuest to all government schools in the province.
· In the first phase of the rollout, ThinkQuest will be implemented in 500 West Java schools, reaching more than 50,000 students and teachers over the next two years.
· ThinkQuest currently supports more than 405,000 students and teachers in 43 countries, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.
· “Indonesian teachers can use ThinkQuest to enhance their teaching methods and integrate technology into their classrooms,“ said Dr. H. Wahyudin Zarkasyi, AK, Head of West Java’s Education Office. “We look forward to working with the Oracle Education Foundation to implement ThinkQuest in schools across West Java.”
· “ThinkQuest encourages collaboration and cross-cultural communication—skills that are in tremendous demand in today’s global economy,” said Robert Kayatoe, Business Development Director, Oracle Indonesia. “Indonesian students are already using ThinkQuest to engage more deeply in learning and to develop vital 21st century skills. We are pleased that OEF’s cooperation with West Java’s Education Office will allow thousands more students to benefit from the program.”
· “Our partnership with West Java’s Education Office is a testament of our commitment to building a knowledge economy in Indonesia. By providing students with access to ThinkQuest, we empower them to broaden their horizons and develop critical skills they need for life and work in the 21st century,” said Krishna Sistla, Director, Oracle Education Initiatives, Asia Pacific.
About the Oracle Education Foundation
The Oracle Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle. It 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
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