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    Oracle Education Foundation Organizes ThinkQuest International Competition 2011

    Date published: 5 September 2010

    Within the framework of the cooperation strategy adopted between Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Higher Education, Education Development via Information and Communication Technology (ICT) initiative was launched to provide ICT to all Egyptians at an affordable cost. The initiative is a public-private partnership aiming to improve the educational process.

    In this respect, Oracle Education Foundation organizes ThinkQuest International Competition 2011 from August 25th  2010 to April 27th  2011. The Winners Announcement is scheduled for June 22, 2011.

    The ThinkQuest International Competition challenges students to solve a real-world problem by applying their critical thinking, communication, and technology skills. Participants may enroll in the following events: ThinkQuest Projects event, Digital Media event and Application Development event.

    The ThinkQuest International Competition is divided into:

    ThinkQuest Projects Event
    Age Divisions: 19 and under, 16 and under, and 12 and under

    Participants will use ThinkQuest Projects, a hosted environment where students produce web-based learning projects, to create their entry. Teams will define the problem they intend to solve and create a ThinkQuest Project that presents their solution and the process they followed to develop their solution.

    Digital Media Event
    Age Divisions: 19 and under, 16 and under, and 12 and under

    Participants will use digital media tools to produce a blog/journal, website, animation, public service announcement, photo essay, video, or some combination of these items.Teams will define the problem they intend to solve and produce an entry that presents their solution and the process they followed to develop their solution.

    Application Development Event
    Age Divisions: 22 and under, 19 and under, and 16 and under

    Participants will develop a web-based application or game using their choice of programming language from a select list. Teams will define the problem they intend to solve, produce an application that elegantly solves that problem for users, and present the process they followed to develop their solution.

    The Competition Rules provide complete information on the competition schedule, team, coach and student requirements, age divisions, entry requirements, judging, prizes, program tools and general conditions.

    Prizes include laptop computers, a trip to ThinkQuest Live and monetary grants for the coach's school, or organization. In addition, teams that submit a completed entry will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation.






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