Oracle Education Foundation Teams With Symantec To Protect Think.comís Global Collaborative Learning Environment
Symantecís Software Donation Will Stop Unwanted Spam and Viruses, Benefiting Thousands of Students Worldwide.
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.- The Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) today announced it has teamed with Symantec Corp. to make its world-renowned online collaborative learning program, Think.com, even safer for students and teachers.
Symantec will donate email security software and licenses to OEF to support OEFís mission to provide free, secure learning programs that help students around the globe develop collaboration and technology skills for life and work in the 21st century.
ďSymantecís generous gift will help provide additional protection to the thousands of students and teachers who use Think.com to collaborate and share knowledge,Ē said Clare Dolan, Vice President, Oracle Education Initiatives. ďSymantecís software will provide a new layer of security that will allow schools and teachers who might have shied away for fear of unwanted spam and viruses to participate. With Symantecís help, we are continuing to enhance Think.com as a secure and comfortable learning environment for students around the globe.Ē
ďSymantec is committed to protecting childrenís online interactions,Ē said Marian Meritt, Internet Safety Advocate, Symantec. ďOur donation to Think.com furthers our mission of raising awareness of online safety across the globe and allows us to support Think.comís cross-cultural education initiative in a manner which allows more students to participate, collaborate and learn in a safe computing environment.Ē
The Oracle Education Foundation is an independent, charitable 501(c)(3) organization funded by Oracle Corporation. As part of its mission, OEF provides Think.com and ThinkQuest as free services to primary and secondary schools around the world. Think.com and ThinkQuest connect students globally and engage them in project learning supported by technology. The programs enable teachers to easily integrate project learning into their curriculum, and students to develop critical skills for life and work in the 21st century. In a world where cross-cultural understanding is more important than ever, ThinkQuest and Think.com facilitate learning and collaboration that spans borders, both real and imagined. OEF programs support nearly 300,000 students and teachers from 73 countries.
The Symantec gift will include a 3-year license for Symantec Mail Security 5.0 and Symantec Mail Security 8160 Appliance subscription service.
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