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Thinkquest Library, Think.com, Thinkquest Winners’ Page from 2006, Thinkquest Live

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Thinkquest is a worldwide competition funded by the Oracle Foundation that focuses student efforts on project-based learning. Each year students around the world assemble in teams under the guidance of a coach to identify a project and build a Web site to present that topic. In 1996, Oracle Foundation (http://www.oraclefoundation. org/) began an annual competition that by 2006 had grown to include 30,000 participants and an online library of resulting Web sites, the Thinkquest Library, and projects numbering more than 6,000 (Thinkquest, 2007a, para 2). The age of participating students spans ages 9-19. The team has to have a coach who then enrolls the team through the Thinkquest Web site in order that they are up to date with the requirements, submission process, deadlines, and evaluation criteria for the competition.

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Thinkquest, in L. A. Tomei (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Technology Curriculum Integration, IGI Global, p. 902-903