I attended an Oracle seminar this morning at their HQ in Edinburgh. Around 20 people attended including Head Teachers, Local Authority representatives and practicing teachers.
Oracle is presently promoting its Oracle Academy programme in Scotland. There are currently five Scottish teachers involved in the initiative. These teachers have just completed a 10 week training programme (in Oracle technologies) - including a two week, hands-on training programme in UCLA.
I'm working with Oracle to forge links between their programmes and SQA qualifications and I gave a short presentation on credit transfer between Oracle and SQA awards.
Oracle is looking to expand the programme this year to 20 centres and they're actively looking for volunteers. Contact Jane Richardson if you want to find out more. Jane will also provide today's presentation (in PowerPoint format) if you're interested.
There's another event in Glasgow on Wednesday.