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State Center District Takes The Initiative

Last Updated on 23 July 2015 22 July 2015 in News by Robert Burnie

Left to right: Gary Sakaguchi, Reedley College Director of Technology; Scott Olds, State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Director of Information Systems; Pedro Avila, SCCCD Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management; Don Lopez, Fresno City College Director of Technology & Administrative Oversight of Library and Student Learning Support ServicesTechnology in support of student success is a priority at State Center Community College District (SCCCD), which serves more than 44,000 students across California’s Central Valley.

Systemwide Technology Support Site Debuts

Last Updated on 23 July 2015 20 July 2015 in News by Crista Souza

CCCTechnology.infoThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Technology Center has launched CCCTechnology.info, a self-service help site it hopes will become a technical support “community” for college staff using systemwide technology products.

Colleges Embrace InCommon Certificate Service

Last Updated on 23 July 2015 17 July 2015 in News by Crista Souza

InCommon Certificate Service logoInternet2’s InCommon organization has released a price list for security certificate services being offered at reduced cost to all California Community Colleges (CCC) entities that choose to join the InCommon Federation.

OEI Updates: Making The Impossible Possible

Last Updated on 22 July 2015 21 July 2015 in Opinion by Pat James

Pat James, Executive Director of the California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeSo it’s a hot and muggy summer in California. Much of the community colleges community is taking a well-deserved break from the pace of providing education to more than 2 million students. Those of us working within the Online Education Initiative (OEI) are trying to carve out a couple of days here and there to rest. However, it’s really hard to find that time!

Somehow, we have found ourselves in mid-July with the beginning of the fall term staring us squarely in the face. Where did June go?

Watch CCCAssess Platform Development Progress

Last Updated on 23 July 2015 21 July 2015 in News by Jennifer Coleman

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeWith development of a statewide Common Assessment System underway, California Community Colleges (CCC) personnel are invited to take part in the effort by providing feedback on progress to date at regular intervals.

Workshop Highlights Need For Security Policies

Last Updated on 23 July 2015 20 July 2015 in News by Crista Souza

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterCollege technology budgets don’t always have room for purchasing expensive information security systems, but it’s not necessary to spend a lot to secure your network, according to security experts in the California Community Colleges (CCC).

Colleges To Get Deep Discounts On Network Gear

Last Updated on 16 July 2015 16 July 2015 in News

Foundation for California Community CollegesThe Foundation for California Community Colleges has secured agreements with three resellers of Cisco products that will allow individual colleges and districts to purchase networking equipment at discounts of more than half off the list price.

CCCAssess To Be Ready When Compass Exits

Last Updated on 09 July 2015 08 July 2015 in News by Jennifer Coleman

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeWith ACT planning to discontinue its Compass assessment test in fall of 2016, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) is trying to identify how colleges are using the test in order to mitigate the impact.

Colleges Begin Canvas Adoption Process

Last Updated on 09 July 2015 08 July 2015 in News by Pat James

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe signing of a contract with Instructure for the use of Canvas as a common course management system (CCMS) marks a key milestone for the California Community Colleges (CCC) in its journey to create statewide excellence in online learning.

Stuctured Student Pathways Taking Shape

Last Updated on 09 July 2015 06 July 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) continues to move forward with the numerous development and pilot projects the team is currently working on through the hot summer months.

PPIC Report: CCC Online Ed On Right Track

Last Updated on 17 June 2015 17 June 2015 in News by Crista Souza

PPIC Report: CCC Online Education Initiative On the Right TrackIn a new report that examines the factors contributing to students’ success in online courses, the Online Education Initiative (OEI) received a passing grade for taking the right steps to improve online learning in California’s community colleges.

RFPs Released For Student Portal Apps

Last Updated on 16 June 2015 16 June 2015 in News by Jon Fanucchi

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has launched two requests for proposal (RFP) for a Student Online Orientation Tool and a Self-Assessment & Career Exploration Tool.

Virtual Catalog Emphasizes Transfer Courses

Last Updated on 17 June 2015 16 June 2015 in News by Crista Souza

Redesigned CVC website focuses on ADT courses.

California community college students looking to earn transferable credits online will have an easier time finding the courses they need for a degree through the California Virtual Campus (CVC) catalog.

OEI Updates: Reflecting On Our Accomplishments So Far

Last Updated on 17 June 2015 15 June 2015 in Opinion by Pat James

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeIt’s been 18 months since work began on this massive project that’s focused on providing access to quality online learning opportunities for the students of California, and we have accomplished so much. We were selected and funded in December 2013. While it seems to me like only a few months ago, we are really on the edge of starting fiscal year three on July 1, 2015!

Single Sign-On Tech Free To Community Colleges

Last Updated on 17 June 2015 16 June 2015 in News by Crista Souza

InCommon Single Sign-On TechnologyCalifornia’s community colleges can get free membership to the InCommon Federation, a program that allows users to access on-campus, off-campus and cloud resources with the convenience of a secure, single sign-on.

How To Implement CCCAssess On Your Campus

Last Updated on 18 June 2015 04 June 2015 in News by Jennifer Coleman

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeExciting things are happening with the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI). The custom assessment platform is in development and test item piloting will start this summer.

Online Ed Moves Forward With Canvas

Last Updated on 18 June 2015 03 June 2015 in News by Steve Klein

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe Online Education Initiative (OEI) and Instructure Inc. are nearing completion of the contract negotiations and development process to make Canvas the common course management system for the California Community Colleges (CCC).

No Summer Break For Ed Planning Team

Last Updated on 22 June 2015 03 June 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay and Mike Caruso

Education Planning Initiative pilot preparations at Victor Valley College, May 27, 2015Graduation ceremonies have come to a close, the Spring 2015 term is over and summer is upon us, but it’s all hands on deck for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and we look forward to a productive summer.