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CAI Reviews RFI, Forms Key Work Groups

Last Updated on 17 July 2014 16 July 2014 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

Flexible and innovative solutions exist for a common assessment platform, as does the potential to integrate and leverage these solutions with a variety of California Community College initiatives and programs.

EPI Shaping RFP, Portal Elements

Last Updated on 17 July 2014 16 July 2014 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

CCC Education Planning Initiative Steering CommitteeWith governance now in place, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is beginning to tackle the question of technology to support a systemwide student services portal.

OEI Developments Laying Solid Foundation

Last Updated on 16 July 2014 16 July 2014 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

Several key decisions have been or will be made within the next month that will form the foundation for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) as it enters the pilot phase.

Welcome to OEI Updates!

Last Updated on 17 July 2014 16 July 2014 in Opinion by Pat James

Welcome to the first of what I hope will be many blog posts addressed to those of you interested in the status of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), and about Distance Education in general.

On Monday, July 7, the Board of Trustees for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District approved my taking the role of Executive Director. OK, so it became official and, as some of you may say, “got real” as I stood in the boardroom to join in the Pledge of Allegiance. I had an emotional reaction to the experience that I can only describe as coming from my connection and devotion to the students of our colleges.

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.

OEI Pilot Colleges Selection In The Works

Last Updated on 25 June 2014 24 June 2014 in News by Crista Souza

Choosing which colleges to include in the pilot phase of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) will take longer than planned due to overwhelming interest from colleges throughout the state.

Report Reveals 2013 Data Security Trends

Last Updated on 01 July 2014 23 June 2014 in News by CCC TechEDge Staff

Verizon’s recently released 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals some startling trends from the 2013 calendar year. The statistics indicate there’s still much work and learning to be done when it comes to information security.

OTC’14 Archive Now Available

Last Updated on 25 June 2014 23 June 2014 in News by Tiffiny Hickey

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Thank you for a great Online Teaching Conference 2014! The conference, held in San Diego on June 20-21, had a sold-out attendance of more than 500 face-to-face attendees, and hundreds more virtual attendees, each contributing to the overwhelming success of OTC14.

Introducing CCC Technology For Student Success News

Last Updated on 01 July 2014 23 June 2014 in News by CCC TechEDge Staff

The California Community Colleges Technology Center has launched a new monthly enewsletter in an effort to keep CCC students, faculty, staff and administrators well informed about the growth and development of the three statewide online education grant initiatives.

PPIC Report Validates Goals Of CCC Online Education Initiative

Last Updated on 01 July 2014 23 June 2014 in News by Crista Souza

While nearly 20 percent of students enrolled in at least one online course in 2012, only 60.4 percent completed those online courses with a passing grade, according to a new report by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Common Assessment To Create Statewide Platform

Last Updated on 14 May 2014 07 May 2014 in News by George Lorenzo

Senate Bill 1456 ties state funding to new duties imposed on community college districts related to core student services such as orientation, assessment and placement, counseling and education planning, and academic interventions.

Statewide Grant To Produce Student Portal

Last Updated on 14 May 2014 07 May 2014 in News by George Lorenzo

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeAs with its partner program the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), the Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is guided, in part, by Senate Bill 1456, which passed almost a year and a half ago.

OEI To Help Students Earn Transfer Degrees

Last Updated on 14 May 2014 07 May 2014 in News by George Lorenzo

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe Online Education Initiative (OEI) is a far-reaching, $57 million state-sponsored project that launched in December 2013. The first allocation was $16.9 million, and $10 million is slated to be forthcoming each year over four more years.

Security News 05.19.14

Last Updated on 19 May 2014 19 May 2014 in News by CCC TechEDge Staff

CCC Information Security CenterSecurity News is a periodic roundup of IT security news important to the California Community Colleges. In this roundup: Latest UMD 'Intrusion' Linked To IT Worker Exposing Security Issues, Account Shows >> Stanford’s Password Policy Shuns One-Size-Fits-All Security >> Next Generation Of Cyber Defenders Prepare For Expanding Battlefield (+Video).


Latest UMD 'Intrusion' Linked To IT Worker Exposing Security Issues, Account Shows

By Danielle Walker, SC Magazine, 04.10.14

A software engineer revealed that the FBI raided his home after his attempts to expose a security issue impacting the University of Maryland's systems.

The CCC Online Education Initiative Vision: How Did We Get Here?

Last Updated on 14 May 2014 13 May 2014 in Opinion by Pat James

Pat James, Chief Professional Development Officer, CCC Online Education InitiativeThe recent conversation and disruption caused by the proliferation of massively open online courses (MOOCs) combined with a huge loss of course availability for students in the economic wasteland of the past few years shifted attention to the promise of access for our students via virtual means. The attention by and the subsequent conversations with the governor’s office brought us money from our state budget to provide increased access to online courses for students.

3C Media Expands Beyond Video Hosting

Last Updated on 25 June 2014 05 May 2014 in News by Tiffiny Hickey

Expanding 3C Media Solutions My Filesits video repository service, 3C Media Solutions announced a new offering designed to make storing and sharing other types of documents easy.

Pedagogy 2.0: A Small Step For Our Community Of Colleges

Last Updated on 29 April 2014 28 April 2014 in Opinion by Dr. Douglas Hersh

Martin Luther King. Jr. once noted that “we may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.” For the California Community Colleges, this boat is the Online Education Initiative (OEI). Funded by the California Legislature in 2013, it represents an initial investment of $57 million to help our students achieve their educational goals through unified access to high-quality online learning.

CENIC To Offer Cloud Services

Last Updated on 17 April 2014 09 April 2014 in News by Janis Cortese

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The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) has completed its RFP process and has selected several cloud hosting services. With the execution of Master Service Agreements (MSAs) between CENIC and the awarded cloud services providers, you are able to leverage Secure Cloud Hosting Services as part of your CENIC membership.

CCC Security Awareness Training

Last Updated on 06 March 2014 18 February 2014 in News by Patricia Donohue

Bubble_Shield_240.jpgInformation security is a high priority for the CCC Information Security Center, and they take every precaution necessary to protect you and your college from data breeches, cyber risks and online threats.

One of those precautions is the implementation of a systemwide Security Awareness Training program for all California Community Colleges employees and staff, and especially for those who interact with sensitive, confidential data on a regular basis.

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