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LAST_UPDATED2 28 April 2016 in ROOT by Crista Souza

Ohlone College Student Services, photo courtesy of the CCC Chancellor's OfficeAmong financial aid offerings for community college students around the country, the California Community Colleges (CCC) fee waiver program does the most to provide access to students who need help with college costs, a new report shows.

LAST_UPDATED2 28 April 2016 in ROOT by Karen Fraser-Middleton

CAI Implementation Team at Chaffey College, Row 1,  left to right: Valeen Gonzalez, Amy Nevarez, Amy Beadle (CAI), John Hadad (CAI) Deidrey Feeney; Row 2,  left to right: Damien Esquibel, Yubel Svennsson, Kris Konecny, Jim FillpotAn official schedule for colleges to implement CCCAssess, the statewide assessment designed for the California Community Colleges (CCC), was announced by the CCC Chancellor’s Office on behalf of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI).

LAST_UPDATED2 28 April 2016 in ROOT by Crista Souza

Left to right: Open Education Consortium board members James Glapa-Grossklag and Barbara Illowsky, and Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources board president Quill WestDr. Barbara Illowsky of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) was elected to the board of directors of the Open Education Consortium, a global organization promoting free access to educational resources.

LAST_UPDATED2 28 April 2016 in Opinion by Pat James

Photo by K. HanzWhile presenting recently, I used a PowerPoint slide that broke all of the style rules. It had way too much stuff on it, lots of writing crammed onto one small screen space. I did it on purpose. It was the list of what we have accomplished in two years! I call it the “WOW” slide and I’ve included it below.

LAST_UPDATED2 28 April 2016 in ROOT by Crista Souza

An Instrumentation Technology student at Los Medanos College; photo courtesy of the CCC Chancellor's OfficeAddressing a projected shortage of 1.1 million educated workers by 2030, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) launched a center to identify higher education policies that improve student success and institutional effectiveness.

LAST_UPDATED2 27 April 2016 in ROOT by @ONE

Learning wordcloudThe @ONE Project has announced a slate of summer courses designed to keep California Community Colleges (CCC) faculty and staff up to date on technology to enhance student learning.

Courses are already filling, so don’t wait to register.

LAST_UPDATED2 27 April 2016 in ROOT by CCC Confer

confer logoThe CCC Confer website and MyConfer portal recently underwent a redesign to make it easier for California Community Colleges staff, faculty and students to use its online collaboration and web-conferencing services.

LAST_UPDATED2 27 April 2016 in ROOT by WCET

2016 wow logoNominations are being sought for the 2016 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts in applying an innovative, technology-based solution to a challenging educational need.

LAST_UPDATED2 14 April 2016 in ROOT by Karen Fraser-Middleton

A Butte College student takes the common assessment.CCCAssess, the common assessment tool developed for the California Community Colleges (CCC), was put into the field in March as the 12 CCC Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) pilot colleges started using it with students.

LAST_UPDATED2 14 April 2016 in ROOT by Pat James

College of the Desert, Palm Desert, Calif., is not a pilot site for the Online Education Initiative, but has opted to use OEI resources to improve its distance education program.The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has been working with 24 pilot colleges for well over a year to implement the variety of Distance Education (DE) resources that the initiative has produced.

LAST_UPDATED2 14 April 2016 in ROOT by David Quintanilla

El Camino College, image courtesy of the CCC Chancellor's OfficeAs spring finally arrives in the Golden State, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) will be participating in several conferences in order to promote its products and services to key audiences.

LAST_UPDATED2 24 March 2016 in News by Crista Souza

pescdatasummit te032416The California Community Colleges (CCC) Technology Center will announce the launch of an education-centric electronic data exchange during the upcoming PESC Spring Data Summit in Washington, D.C., April 13-15.

LAST_UPDATED2 24 March 2016 in News by Crista Souza

TechHire InitiativeRiverside Community College District (RCCD) will take part in the TechHire initiative, a national effort to train and hire workers for high-demand technology jobs through regional alliances of education, government and businesses.

LAST_UPDATED2 24 March 2016 in News by Tiffiny Hickey

Online Teaching ConferenceThe Online Teaching Conference 2016 is proud to announce that three statewide technology initiatives of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office will have representatives attending as well as offering sessions this year.

LAST_UPDATED2 24 March 2016 in News by David Quintanilla

Education Planning Initiative presents at the 2016 CCC Student Success Conference, March 14-16.The California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) presented an overview and product demonstrations to a large statewide audience attending a recent student success event hosted by the CCC Chancellor’s Office.

LAST_UPDATED2 24 March 2016 in Opinion by Pat James

blog outandabout te032416Required Course Review Myth Clarification: Before I start the main part of my post for this month, I want to clarify a misconception that has come to my attention. Any California community college can choose to adopt Canvas as their new course management system. Courses do not have to go through course review in order to migrate to Canvas. The use of the review process is purely a local college decision.

LAST_UPDATED2 22 March 2016 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) began field-testing the initial version of CCCAssess with students in mid-March at pilot colleges to collect data and validate the instrument, in preparation for releasing the platform to the larger field in Fall 2016.