Oracle to Help Start Computer Science Education Program; Alison Derbenwick Miller Comments

OracleLogoOracle‘s academy and a non-profit education organization are partnering to promote student interest in computer science through a new Java-based curriculum.

Curriki will work with Oracle to provide secondary school students and teachers a Carnegie Mellon University-developed platform that teaches users Java programming through animated movies and games, Oracle said Monday.

Alice is designed to have students drag and drop graphic tiles containing Java programming statements and create animations for three-dimensional objects. that populate a virtual world.

According to Oracle,  the four-course Java curriculum aligns with Oracle certification and U.S. Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam standards.

“Our Getting Started with Java Using Alice curriculum is designed to help students explore the power of computer programming,” said Alison Derbenwick Miller, vice president of Oracle’s academy.”

By collaborating with Curriki, we hope to deliver this introductory Java course to hundreds of thousands of teachers and students worldwide,” she added.

The academy provides software, curriculum, technology and other resources to more than 1.9 million students in 97 countries.

Curriki works with 335,000 subscribers to help students learn the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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