A number of universities are using Oracle Corporation’s software as part of their curriculum. The use of this software allows students to supplement the conceptual material they learn with hands-on experience. Since Oracle software is widely used in the business world, experience with the software can also assist the student when trying to find a job. However, not everything is sweetness and light for the faculty. Faculty who try to implement the software find a number of obstacles in their way and become frustrated trying to overcome these obstacles. This article is broken into three major sections. The first section looks at Oracle’s initiative to allow eligible schools to have access to their software at an extremely low cost. The next section looks at one university’s experience with implementing Oracle’s products into the curriculum and the final section looks at the bigger picture associated with using Oracle’s software in the classroom.
Flatto, Jerry, "Implementing Oracle Products in the Curriculum: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (2000). AMCIS 2000 Proceedings. 267.