Oracle Thinkquest

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ThinkQuest
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The ThinkQuest homepage
Web address www.thinkquest.org
Slogan Think with us and unleash your creativity!
Commercial? Nonprofit
Type of site
Educational website
Registration Required
Available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish
Owner Oracle Education Foundation
Created by Allan H. Weis
Launched 1996 (acquired by Oracle in 2002)
Alexa rank
Negative increase 18,968 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Discontinued (as of July 1, 2013)

Oracle ThinkQuest was an online learning platform for primary and secondary schools.

History

ThinkQuest was created in 1996 by Allan H. Weis under his nonprofit Advanced Network and Services. The service was acquired by the Oracle Education Foundation in 2002, which has operated the competition until 2012. As of July 1st, 2013 the ThinkQuest service has been discontinued.[2]

Features

ThinkQuest Projects

ThinkQuest Projects is a protected learning environment where students and teachers create web-based projects and engage in collaboration with peers globally. It is available in 11 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish.

Awards and recognitions

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

Competition

Thinkquest competition 2012 was the last competition organised by Oracle.

References

  1. "Thinkquest.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://www.thinkquest.org/en/ -- or, the archived copy thereof, courtesy of the "Wayback machine" run by the Internet Archive

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