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Colleges Asked To Consider A Common CMS

Last Updated on 17 April 2015 17 April 2015 in News by Pat James

California Communty Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe time has come for California’s community colleges to consider adopting a common course management system. The Online Education Initiative (OEI) will facilitate and subsidize the use of the Canvas CMS for colleges choosing to adopt it.

Online Ed Works To Enhance Support Programs

Last Updated on 10 April 2015 09 April 2015 in News by Crista Souza

Online Education Initiative Management Team, left to right: Pat James, Steve Klein, Jory Hadsell, Bonnie Peters, Michelle Pilati and John Makevich

The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) is working on several fronts to increase support for students, faculty and staff, as it continues to operate in a pilot phase with full implementation on the horizon.

CAI Revises Development, Release Timeline

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

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeWith advice from its Test Development Process Work Group, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) Steering Committee has shifted the rollout timeline for the Common Assessment System.

Student Portal Gets User-Experience Test Drive

Last Updated on 09 April 2015 08 April 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeBased on student feedback, the user experience team of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has been making some modifications to the statewide Student Services Portal framework.

8 CCCs Working With Obama’s TechHire Program

Last Updated on 25 March 2015 25 March 2015 in News by George Lorenzo

Photo courtesy of WhiteHouse.govEight California Community Colleges are leading a regional effort to help high school and college students prepare for jobs in high-tech as part of a nationwide program sponsored by the White House.

eTranscript CA Mini Grants Going, Going…

Last Updated on 26 March 2015 24 March 2015 in News by Crista Souza

eTranscript CaliforniaCalifornia’s community colleges are being encouraged to hurry and apply for limited-time mini grants to help cover the cost of implementing or improving electronic transcripts at their campuses before the funds run out.

OEI Updates: Momentum Builds From Forward-Thinking, Collaborative Culture

Last Updated on 09 April 2015 26 March 2015 in Opinion by Pat James

Online Education Initiative Executive Director Pat JamesThe months are flying by and we are so busy here in Online Education Initiative (OEI) land. I keep thinking that things will slow down as we solidify the initiative components, but it seems they are picking up speed instead! Everyday there is a success that is followed by a new challenge, and so the building of the initiative continues.

Online Tutoring Services Offered Systemwide

Last Updated on 25 March 2015 24 March 2015 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

Link-Systems International Inc. NetTutor Online Tutoring SystemWith the recent selection of Link-Systems International Inc. (LSI) as the provider of online tutoring services for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), all community colleges throughout the state now have access to two important resources to help provide online tutoring support for their students.

Ed Planning Initiative Marches Onward

Last Updated on 26 March 2015 25 March 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeMarch Madness isn’t just for college basketball. The California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) team has spent the past month running up and down the state of California.

Activities have been focused on presenting and coordinating information sessions for college personnel interested in the education planning and degree audit tools that will be available once the pilot colleges have implemented and installed the products.

Online Teaching Conference 2015 Registration Open

Last Updated on 25 March 2015 23 March 2015 in News by Tiffiny Hickey

Online Teaching Conference 2015Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Online Teaching Conference, being held June 18 and 19 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Summit Rallies Faculty Around Course Exchange

Last Updated on 12 March 2015 10 March 2015 in News by Crista Souza

CCC Online Education Initiative Professional Development Summit

Enthusiasm is building around the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) after a recent Summit of CCC distance education professionals brought one of the OEI’s more complex elements into focus.

CAS To Include Optional Multiple Measures

Last Updated on 12 March 2015 10 March 2015 in News by Jennifer Coleman

CCC Common Assessment Initiative Multiple MeasuresA suite of validated multiple measures (MMs) will be offered for use in making local placement decisions as part of a statewide assessment being developed by the California Community Colleges Common Assessment Initiative (CAI).

EPI Adding Tools to Support Student Lifecycle

Last Updated on 12 March 2015 09 March 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay

Education Planning Tool and Degree Audit System Steering CommitteeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) Pilot Colleges announced the selection of Hobsons as their Education Planning Tools and Degree Audit System (EPT/DAS) vendor.