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Oracle Academy Works with University Educators in Taiwan

Damian Haas
Regional Director - JAPAC

Academics in Taiwan from 117 universities recently gathered at the Information Service Association of Chinese Colleges (ISAC) conference that focused on new technology in school administration, campus trends, and advanced computer science education. More than 150 educators from universities and vocational/technical colleges attended as a part of the consortium of tertiary institutions of Taiwan. The ISAC has a long history of inter-institutional collaboration in the development and application of IT in the higher education community, contributing to education and the development of IT in Taiwan.

Oracle Academy Country Manager in Taiwan, Francine Yang, attended the conference and presented how Oracle Academy has been supporting educators and students in Taiwan with data science curriculum, with a focus on building a bridge between instructor-centric learning and student-directed discovery. 

She discussed the Oracle Academy Education Bytes offering, modular lessons that support personalized learning both in and out of the classroom. Education Bytes are short-format, flexible learning modules that offer instructional materials on database, programming and data science concepts and skills. Education Bytes support varying learning modalities with different content in three formats: Hands-On Labs, Projects and Challenges, and Videos and Presentations.

The latest offerings put Oracle Academy at the forefront of public-private partnerships in education with a variety of enhanced, flexible formats that help educators teach computer science, bring emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) into the classroom, and inspire students with lessons from successful innovators and entrepreneurs.

Also featured at the conference was the Department of Information Management, College of Management, Chung-Hua University, Taiwan, R.O.C. The university has been an Oracle Academy member since 2005. It has adopted Oracle Academy curriculum into its schools, offering students the opportunity to gain Oracle database management system (DBMS) knowledge and techniques within the formal college curriculum.

Students who complete the courses are then well prepared to take Oracle certification examinations for Oracle professional certificates, which position them to successfully start their professional careers. Dr. Lee, Chi-Chung, chairman of the Professional Master Program of Advanced Database Management, said, “As of 2018, more than 3,000 students attending the university have taken the Oracle database management courses. We really appreciate Oracle Academy helping us reach this remarkable achievement. We believe that students with Oracle DBMS certifications indeed have real advantage in their career development.”  

Not yet a member of Oracle Academy? To take advantage of free Oracle Academy computing education curriculum and resources, learn more about joining Oracle Academy as an Institutional member.

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