LAST_UPDATED2 26 May 2016 in ROOT 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 ROOT 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 ROOT 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 25 May 2016 in News by Amy Schoenrock

OLC CollaborateOLC Collaborate is coming to Las Vegas in June to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to address the opportunities and challenges we all face in online higher education.

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.

LAST_UPDATED2 28 April 2016 in News 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 News 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 News 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 News 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 News 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 News 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.