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CCC Launches Priority Registration Campaign

Last Updated on 04 September 2014 29 August 2014 in News by Crista Souza

Step:Forward, California Community Colleges Priority RegistrationStudents applying to California’s community colleges through CCCApply this fall are being directed down a new path groomed to increase completions of certificate programs, associate degrees, or four-year college transfers.

OEI Approves Course Design Rubric

Last Updated on 03 September 2014 02 September 2014 in News by George Lorenzo

California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative

The steering committee of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has approved a Course Design Rubric, a set of quality standards for courses that will become part of the OEI Course Exchange.

California Virtual Campus 2014 Catalog Update

Last Updated on 04 September 2014 03 September 2014 in News by CCC TechEDge Staff

California Virtual CampusAn update to the California Virtual Campus distance education catalog for 2014 lists 19,431 courses and 1,421 programs offered online by 167 accredited higher education institutions in California.

Statewide eTranscript Program Free to California Community Colleges

Last Updated on 04 September 2014 04 September 2014 in News by Patricia Donohue

eTranscript CaliforniaeTranscript California, the statewide electronic transcript exchange developed under the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office, is now being offered free to all CCCs, with funding becoming available in the 2014-15 state budget.

OEI Updates: Bolting The Wings On

Last Updated on 05 September 2014 03 September 2014 in Opinion by Pat James

Pat James, Executive Director of the CCC Online Education InitiativeAugust was a significant month for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Iniatiative (OEI) staff. We hired the permanent replacements for the launch team officers. The new peeps start this week. We received the Request for Information (RFI) with initial vendor information for the Common Course Management System (CCMS) work and had the first meeting of the work group that is reviewing those and developing a Request for Proposal (RFP). We are working on the RFI for the tutoring vendor, which should be out within a couple of weeks. On the professional development course approval front, we have received more than 80 applications from folks across the state willing to serve as course reviewers, and that process is advancing rapidly.

OEI Seeks Input On Common CMS

Last Updated on 09 September 2014 04 September 2014 in News by CCC TechEDge Staff

The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) is seeking input from the field on what a systemwide Common Course Management System (CCMS) should look like.

DET/CHE 2014 Conference Announced

Last Updated on 02 September 2014 29 August 2014 in News

DET/CHE 2014 Annual Conference in Long BeachThe Directors of Educational Technology/California Higher Education (DET/CHE) will hold its 29th Annual Conference in downtown Long Beach this year, Dec. 2 to Dec. 5. DET/CHE is a premier opportunity for educational technology leaders from the CCC, CSU and UC systems, as well as private institutions, to network, stay current and create lasting connections.

EPI Teams Developing Portal And EPT/DAS

Last Updated on 18 August 2014 18 August 2014 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

CCC Education Planning InitiativeThe Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is making progress toward identifying the essential workings of the Student Services Portal and the Educational Planning Tool/Degree Audit System (EPT/DAS).

3 OEI Groups To Pilot Courses And Services

Last Updated on 20 August 2014 18 August 2014 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

Twenty-four pilot colleges have agreed to participate in the first phase of the Online Education Initiative, which is set to begin in Fall 2014 and run through the end of Spring 2016.

OEI Updates: Pilot Begins To Take Shape

Last Updated on 20 August 2014 18 August 2014 in Opinion by Pat James

Pat James, Executive Director, CCC Online Education InitiativeDear Colleagues,

The OEI project is moving along! We have completed selection of the permanent executive team and announced our pilot colleges.

OEI Names 3 New Executives

Last Updated on 28 August 2014 18 August 2014 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThree executive appointments were recently announced by Online Education Initiative (OEI) Executive Director Pat James. The newly hired “permanent” leadership team members replace members of the OEI Launch Team.

CCC Budget To Fund Systemwide Internet Upgrade

Last Updated on 31 July 2014 29 July 2014 in News by Crista Souza

California Community Colleges To Get Systemwide Internet UpgradeAll of California Community Colleges’ 112 campuses will be able to get “up to speed” on the Internet, thanks to the newly passed 2014-15 state budget, which increased funding for CCC network infrastructure by 38 percent.

Campus Technology Fall Forum 2014

Last Updated on 04 September 2014 23 July 2014 in News by Lynn Buchanan

Campus Technology Fall Forum 2014 A call for presentations is now open for the Campus Technology Fall Forum, being held Nov. 4 to Nov. 5 in Chicago, where becoming an innovative and connected campus will be the focus.

Breach Underscores Need For Security Training

Last Updated on 26 June 2014 24 June 2014 in News by Crista Souza

Information security is serious business for colleges and universities, whose computer networks house the personal, identity and financial information of many thousands of students.

Colleges Get More Time To Implement CCCApply

Last Updated on 01 July 2014 25 June 2014 in News by Patricia Donohue

OpenCCCApplyMore than 40 community colleges in the process of implementing the new version of CCCApply will have more time to complete their migration and user testing before going live on the new, free version.