Oracle has begun putting its programming training materials onto a Web site used by educators around the world.
Oracle has begun putting its programming training materials onto a Web site used by educators around the world. The company's Academy, which provides resources for secondary and higher education, has made its curriculum, Getting Started with Java Using Alice, available on Curriki. Curriki is a non-profit K-12 community where people share and find free and open educational resources.
Alice is a development platform created by Carnegie Mellon University to teach students computing programming in a 3D environment by dragging and dropping graphic tiles that create standard Java programming statements. The Alice materials from Oracle's education organization, Oracle Academy, include eight hours of instruction to teach basic Java programming concepts in the course of creating animated stories, movies, and games.