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Ed Planning Pilots To Test Menu Of Services

Last Updated on 21 May 2015 20 May 2015 in News by Jon Fanucchi

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has been busily smoothing the runway for pilot colleges. Pilots are set to start in June at City College of San Francisco, with Los Medanos College and Fresno City College to follow.

Student Success Linked To Single Sign-On Tech

Last Updated on 21 May 2015 20 May 2015 in News by Crista Souza

Single Sign-On Through InCommonCentralized access to technology applications that can better guide students to the support services they need to reach their educational goals is seen as fundamental to student success in the California Community Colleges (CCC).

Assessment Platform Work Group Members Sought

Last Updated on 21 May 2015 19 May 2015 in News by Jennifer Coleman

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeAfter an extensive Request for Proposal process, Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) pilot colleges and stakeholders voted to create a brand new assessment system that will be owned by and customized for the California Community Colleges (CCC).

OEI Updates: Making Online Ed More Accessible

Last Updated on 21 May 2015 20 May 2015 in Opinion by Pat James

Pat James, Executive Director of the California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeIt’s May and many of us are preparing for the end of the spring term. Within the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), we are moving into a whole new phase of activity.

We are evaluating the use of the tutoring and student readiness resources that were deployed in January, preparing for the launch of the Canvas common course management system (CCMS) through the full-launch pilot schools, working on extending resources for the fall, developing new resources and creating Canvas implementation statewide, among other things!

Technology Offerings Through CollegeBuys

Last Updated on 21 May 2015 18 May 2015 in News by Allan Alday

Foundation for California Community CollegesThe Foundation for California Community Colleges, through its CollegeBuys program, continues to support California’s 112 community colleges through technology-focused purchasing agreements, in partnership with community college districts and the Systemwide Architecture Committee.

Register Now For OTC15

Last Updated on 21 May 2015 15 May 2015 in News by Tiffiny Hickey

Online Teaching Conference, June18-19, 2015, in San Diego, CAThere’s still time to reserve your spot at the Online Teaching Conference 2015 (OTC15), being held June 18 and 19 at the San Diego Convention Center. But don’t delay: The special OTC hotel rate ends June 1.

CCC Initiative A New Angle For Online Ed

Last Updated on 08 May 2015 05 May 2015 in Opinion by Pat James

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeI want to thank those who choose to take a deeper look at community colleges and online learning than the authors of some recent articles have done. The California Community Colleges (CCC) is aware of the completion gap, and why it exists.

Progress. Clarity. Structure.

Last Updated on 07 May 2015 05 May 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay

CCC Education Planning Initiative team presents at CACCRAO 2015 Annual ConferenceThe Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is creating structured pathways for California Community Colleges (CCC) students and redesigning how students, staff and faculty will interact with each other through intuitive communication tools.

CAI Seeks English, ESL & Math Faculty Input

Last Updated on 07 May 2015 06 May 2015 in News by Jennifer Coleman

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) invites feedback on assessment competency maps that will serve as the basis for creation of item content for a common assessment system, known as CCCAssess.

InCommon Membership Free To Colleges

Last Updated on 23 April 2015 20 April 2015 in News by Crista Souza

InCommonCalifornia’s community colleges are being offered free membership in InCommon, enabling single sign-on access to systemwide technology offerings and vendors, as well as substantial cost savings for security certificates.

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.

DOE Offers Ed Tech Developer’s Guide

Last Updated on 23 April 2015 21 April 2015 in News by Crista Souza

Ed Tech Developer's Guide, U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational TechnologyA first-ever developer’s guide has been released by the U.S. Department of Education to provide a resource for organizations looking to create new applications to solve persistent problems in education.

CCC Security Center To Host Summer Workshop

Last Updated on 22 April 2015 22 April 2015 in News by Crista Souza

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center is hosting a one-day workshop for information technology professionals on July 15, 2015, at Mt. San Antonio College, Building 10, Founders Hall.

OEI Updates: Big Picture Becoming Clear

Last Updated on 23 April 2015 22 April 2015 in Opinion by Pat James

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThis is the 10th month of blog posts from me and, as I look back, it is clear that we at the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) have completed a ton of work!

High Tech Center Announces New Trainings

Last Updated on 23 April 2015 21 April 2015 in News by Crista Souza

High Tech Center Training UnitThe High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) of the California Community Colleges announced new training courses in assistive technology and alternate media for college faculty and staff who assist students with disabilities.

Speakers Lined Up For Online Teaching Conference

Last Updated on 23 April 2015 20 April 2015 in News by Tiffiny Hickey

Online Teaching Conference 2015Keynote speakers as well as the full conference presentation line-up have been announced for the Online Teaching Conference 2015, being held June 18-19 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Online Ed Works To Enhance Support Programs

Last Updated on 06 May 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 23 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.