Oracle Academy Textbooks
Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson
Oracle Academy is making great
inroads into High Schools, Community Colleges and Universities across the USA.
As the presence of Oracle Academy increases, professors are beginning to adopt
Oracle over the traditional MS-Access database.
Over the past 25 years I've taught
over 100 information systems courses, primarily in business school IT programs for
MBA's. I've taught at the University of New Mexico, Webster University, State
Universities of New York (SUNY) and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The existing Oracle Academy are
focused solely on the application of Oracle, but the professor must incorporate
the Oracle exercises into their academic curriculum. For example, a
teacher of survey IT courses, might incorporate Oracle as part of a project on
the design and implementation of an online system.
In the more advanced AACSB
business school IT courses, Oracle is a great alternative to traditional tools. Oracle with Apex (Application Express, HTML-DB) provides a great
free-of-charge vehicle for
illustrating concepts in many academic studies, from elementary logic to
advanced computer science. Schools and Universities are also addressing a
practical mandate. Students demand an educational experience that applies
to real-world situations, an academic learning experience with a pragmatic
approach that teaches real-world skills. With the increasing demand for
qualified Oracle professionals, schools across the globe are applying Oracle
examples for courses is many disciplines:
- High School
- Math and Calculus can
be made interesting with real-world applications in PL/SQL
- Applied Logic classes
- Oracle PL/SQL is a great way to introduce Boolean logic.
Administration classes can require a web-enabled web site
- Community College
- Information Technology
- Computer technician
- Undergraduate studies
- Computer Science
- Information Systems
- Graduate Studies
- Computer Science
- Information Systems
Let's take a close look at how
Oracle can be incorporated into legitimate academic studies.
Undergraduate Courses for Oracle Academy
There are dozens of opportunities for deploying Oracle technology in the
university setting, and using Oracle for working examples of legitimate academic
areas in Information Systems and Computer Science:
to Information Systems
This is normally a 300-level (junior) business school course with an
elementary computer literacy course prerequisite.
Instead of the old-fashioned use of C in a sterile environment, a educational
data structures course can use the Oracle Pro*C precompiler to interface SQL
with linked-list data structures.
Books for Oracle Academy Courses
The IT professor is challenged to find textbooks that have legitimate
academic applications of Oracle so that Oracle can be used without compromising
the academic goals.
There are several "missing" books, books which could incorporate Oracle into
the course exercises, improving the quality of the IT or CScurriculum:
Create Dynamic Web Pages with Oracle Data
This is an excellent book for deploying interactive web sites using
free Oracle XE.
Easy Oracle Jumpstart
Oracle Database Management Concepts and Administration
This is a great supplemental textbook for any introduction to
database management course.
HTML-DB Oracle Application Express
Create Dynamic HTML with Apex
Michael Cunningham, Kent Crotty
This is a superb book for professors who want their students to deploy
working online systems, fast and easy.
The Definitive Reference
Donald K. Burleson
This is an excellent academic resource for advanced database
Get Started Fast writing SQL Reports with SQL*Plus
This is a great book for college courses on SQL and it has lots of
working examples and a sample database to maximize student learning.
Oracle PL/SQL Programming
Get Started Fast with Working PL/SQL Code Examples
This is a must-have textbook for procedural language programming
courses, a plain English treatment of PL/SQL for database programing.