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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 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 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.

8 CCCs Working With Obama’s TechHire Program

Last Updated on 23 April 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.