LAST_UPDATED2 14 July 2016 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

CCC faculty members collaborate on design of the common assessment system at a workshop held in July 2015.Participants in the development of the California Community Colleges (CCC) new common assessment platform identified “uncommon collaboration” as a key indicator of success in the creation and eventual systemwide rollout of CCCAssess.

LAST_UPDATED2 14 July 2016 in News by Jory Hadsell

CCC Online Education Initiative is offering online proctoring through Proctorio.In recent years, various federal, state and accreditation requirements have been enacted to ensure that steps are taken to curb cheating, and that a student taking an online course is the same student who will receive credit.

LAST_UPDATED2 14 July 2016 in News by David Quintanilla

Education Planning Initiative session at the 2016 Curriculum Institute, hoted by the Academic Senate for CCCCurriculum is a foundational component of the California Community Colleges (CCC). Its development is a priority on many campuses as administrators, faculty and classified staff work together to create instructional materials for students.

LAST_UPDATED2 23 June 2016 in News by Crista Souza

CollegeBuys.org, Foundation for California Community CollegesWhen a college sets out to procure a technology product or service, it’s usually to fill an immediate need, but contract negotiations with vendors can drag out the process for three to six months—or even longer.

LAST_UPDATED2 23 June 2016 in News by Crista Souza

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeInstructure recently completed a major development effort on behalf of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) that allows a student identifier known as CCCID to be stored in the Canvas course management system.

LAST_UPDATED2 23 June 2016 in News by Crista Souza

CCC Information Security & Electronic/IT Accessibility Workshops, July 25-26, 2016Capacity has been reached and registration is now closed for the Information Security and Electronic & IT Accessibility Workshops being held July 25-26 by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center and CCC Accessibility Center.

LAST_UPDATED2 23 June 2016 in Opinion by Pat James

A view of the San Diego Bay from the San Diego Marquis & Marina Hotel, site of the Online Teaching Conference 2016Since 2000, I have been attending the annual Online Teaching Conference organized by the California Community Colleges (CCC). The conference started small and was face-to-face, went through a completely virtual period from 2004-2005, then returned in a hybrid format with many of its face-to-face sessions being webcast.

LAST_UPDATED2 23 June 2016 in News by David Quintanilla

Education Planning Initiative session at the Online Teaching Conference 2016.Offering courses online is a priority for the California Community Colleges (CCC). It is understood that students lead busy lives, juggling coursework with family and/or existing career requirements, in addition to other personal priorities.

LAST_UPDATED2 22 June 2016 in News by CENIC

CENIC 2.0: The Right Connection, March 19-22, 2017, in San DiegoJoin the Corporation for Education Initiatives in California (CENIC) in San Diego, March 19-22, 2017, for The Right Connection: CENIC 2.0. Many exciting topics will be on the agenda, including improving access and equity, advancing scientific research, the intersection of technology and arts/culture, as well as the exciting work of California's "smart cities."

LAST_UPDATED2 08 June 2016 in News by Pat James

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe big news out of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) is that, since contracting with Instructure for the use of Canvas in July 2015, 84 of our 113 colleges have made the decision to adopt the system.

LAST_UPDATED2 08 June 2016 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) has created new resources to help colleges implement CCCAssess, the new assessment tool that was custom designed for the CCC.

LAST_UPDATED2 08 June 2016 in News by David Quintanilla

Skyline College, photo courtesy of CCC Chancellor's OfficeThough the school year is ending, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is not slowing down. With many projects moving into new development phases, communication with stakeholders remains a priority.

LAST_UPDATED2 16 June 2016 in News by CCC TechEDge Staff

cccsecuritycenter logo 2016Security News is a periodic roundup of IT security news important to the California Community Colleges. In this roundup: University Pays Almost $16,000 To Recover Crucial Data Held Hostage >> Academy Of Art University Victim Of Successful Spoofing Attack >> Sequoia Union High School District Victim Of Successful Phishing Attack >> FERPA Violation At Poway Unified >> Berkeley Public Schools Unauthorized SSN Disclosure >> California Virtual Academies Discovers Security Breach.

LAST_UPDATED2 26 May 2016 in News by Crista Souza

EdExchange Open Data StandardA group of higher education organizations has begun piloting EdExchange, an open standards-based way to securely exchange real-time data—such as electronic transcripts—between academic institutions and their service providers.

LAST_UPDATED2 26 May 2016 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

CCC Common Assessment InitiativeWith nearly 45 colleges scheduled to activate CCCAssess during the Fall 2016 term for Spring 2017 placement, college Information Technology (IT) departments are eager to understand what will be involved in converting to the new system.

LAST_UPDATED2 26 May 2016 in News by Crista Souza

CCC Information Security & IT Accessibility EventThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center and Accessibility Center are joining together to present a two-day workshop event for CCC IT professionals, July 25-26, 2016, at Mt. San Antonio College.

LAST_UPDATED2 26 May 2016 in Opinion by Pat James

CCC Online Education InitiativeThe purpose of this blog is twofold. The main goal of my writing these is to keep everyone updated on the progress of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI). The secondary purpose is to foster an understanding of what it’s like to do this work. This month, I’ll be blending these two goals as I give you the current scoop on what’s up with OEI.

LAST_UPDATED2 26 May 2016 in News by David Quintanilla

Veterinary Technology students at Foothill College. Photo courtesy of the CCC Chancellor's Office.The California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is ready to provide the education planning toolset—aka Hobsons Starfish Enterprise Success Platform—to colleges beginning in July 2016.

LAST_UPDATED2 25 May 2016 in News by Tiffiny Hickey

Seaport Village, San DiegoCome to the Online Teaching Conference 2016 and find out what all the buzz is about the California Community Colleges’ newly launched Professional Learning Network, your one-stop site for effective practices, trainings and other resources.

LAST_UPDATED2 10 May 2016 in News by Pat James

CCC Online Education InitiativeHow do national consortia use common course management systems (CCMS)? The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) worked with a leading higher education consulting firm to find out.

LAST_UPDATED2 12 May 2016 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

Janet Fulks, Bakersfield College, shares multiple measures data with representatives from African-American Success Through Excellence and Persistence (ASTEP).At Bakersfield College, 1,600 students were placed in classes this year based on their high school transcript information rather than a single placement test. The approach is already showing promise for future student placements.

LAST_UPDATED2 12 May 2016 in News by David Quintanilla

College of the Sequoias Police Academy students; image courtesy of the CCC Chancellor's OfficeAs graduation season approaches, California Community Colleges (CCC) students are increasingly focused on their next steps. Determining how they will use the skills they have learned during their academic careers becomes a priority.

LAST_UPDATED2 05 May 2016 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: Reasonable Data Security Defined By California Attorney General >> UC Berkeley Once Again Becomes Victim Of Cyberattack >> Student SSNs Exposed In University Of Central Florida Breach >> A Day In The Life Of Virginia Tech’s CISO.