Oracle Thinkquest

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ThinkQuest
Thinkquest logo.gif
Thinkquest website.gif
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
Websitewww.thinkquest.org
Alexa rankNegative increase 18,968 (April 2014)[1]
CommercialNonprofit
RegistrationRequired
Launched1996 (acquired by Oracle in 2002)
Current statusDiscontinued (as of July 1, 2013)

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.

History[edit]

ThinkQuest was created during 1996 by Allan H. Weis as part of his nonprofit Advanced Network and Services. The website was acquired by the Oracle Education Foundation during 2002. As of July 1, 2013 the ThinkQuest service was discontinued.[2]

Features[edit]

ThinkQuest Projects[edit]

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 recognitions[edit]

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

Competition[edit]

Thinkquest competition 2012 was the last competition organised by Oracle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thinkquest.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ http://www.thinkquest.org/en/ -- or, the archived copy thereof, courtesy of the "Wayback machine" managed by the Internet Archive

External links[edit]