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Last Updated on 28 May 2013 27 May 2013 in News by Sandoval Chagoya
Greetings from the California Virtual Campus (CVC): Your California Connection to Distance Education. The CVC is funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to serve as a distance education resource for all higher education students in California.
Last Updated on 28 May 2013 23 May 2013 in News by Sandoval Chagoya
The CCC Chancellor’s Office is pleased to announce that beginning in FY 2013-14, all costs for the development, maintenance, hosting, and support of the NEW version of CCCApply, including the Online BOG Fee Waiver Application and International Student Application, will be centrally provided for all California Community Colleges.
Last Updated on 28 May 2013 23 May 2013 in News by Tiffiny Hickey
Have you heard about the General Session lineup for the Online Teaching Conference 2013? Included in your conference registration is attendance to two General Sessions. The Thursday conference schedule includes an impressive General Session panel and the Friday session promises to be highly interactive.
Last Updated on 03 June 2013 23 May 2013 in Opinion by Dr. Douglas E. Hersh
As to the age-old student question, “what’s the point of learning this?” my mentor and Yale President, A. Bartlett Giamatti, replied that “it may not make you richer, but it will definitely make you richer inside.” Evidently Peter Thiel thinks differently. With a net worth of over 1.6 billion dollars, the PayPal co-Founder has developed a fellowship for students to forgo a traditional college education so they can focus on their entrepreneurial projects.
Last Updated on 28 May 2013 27 May 2013 in News by James Jones
It is not too late to join MPICT for either or both of the following outstanding FREE faculty development events, for which qualified community college faculty in ICT related programs in California, Nevada, Hawaii or the Pacific Territories may receive stipends or travel expense reimbursements, courtesy of the National Science Foundation and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's office.
Last Updated on 28 May 2013 27 May 2013 in Opinion by Juri Brilts
In my January 21, 2010, tech grants blog, "Chasing Obama Buck$,” I had identified select federal grant opportunities that had been issued by the Obama Administration. As an update, circa May 2013, I am revisiting where the Administration is proposing to give grants that community colleges qualify for.
Last Updated on 29 May 2013 23 April 2013 in News by Jeff Holden
2012 saw an increase in the number of stolen records from the higher education sector, approaching two million according to CampusTechnology. The total number of data breaches were down, but each breach compromised considerably more records than in 2011. Below is a excerpt from the article.
The results were released by TeamShatter, the company's (Application Security) research arm. Researchers there noted a "substantial uptick" in total records breached. In 2012, the count was nearly two million, a tally surpassed only in 2006, which had a reported 2.03 million records breached. (Tracking by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse began in 2005.)
Last Updated on 24 April 2013 24 April 2013 in News by Tiffiny Hickey
OTC'13 has announced the conference sessions program. The conference focuses on community college faculty, staff, and administrators engaged (or interested) in online education, including delivery of online services such as student, faculty, library, and technical support. The 2013 Conference will be held at Long Beach City College on June 19-21.
Last Updated on 24 April 2013 22 April 2013 in Opinion by Juri Brilts
In grant writing you have to make a compelling argument to get funded. I recently read a new book, The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Social Change, by Stanford professor Jennifer Aaker and Vonavona Ventures' Andy Smith.
Last Updated on 16 April 2013 16 April 2013 in News by TechEDge Staff
Security News is a periodic roundup of IT security news important to the California Community Colleges. In this roundup: Former student accused of stealing identities pleads guilty <|> Harvard to review privacy policies in wake of email search scandal <|> NYC students, hackers train for cybersecurity jobs <|> ANALYSIS: Why we need more troops for escalating cyberwar <|> How Hackers Fool Your Employees <|> Two-factor authentication in two years <|> Guerilla researcher created epic botnet to scan billions of IP addresses <|> Cisco switches to weaker hashing scheme, passwords cracked wide open <|> Misconfigured, Open DNS Servers Used In Record-Breaking DDoS Attack <|> Ransomware leverages victims' browser histories for increased credibility.
Last Updated on 02 April 2013 27 March 2013 in News by Tiffiny Hickey
A recent update of the 3C Media Solutions website has streamlined the content, making it easier to find and use than ever before. This new repository for the California Community Colleges system will have between 8,000-9,000 videos per year available—for free; 6,000 of which will be instructional!
Last Updated on 01 April 2013 27 March 2013 in News by Deborah Ludford and Lee Krichmar
The 2013 Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) Awards were presented at the annual CISOA conference, held March 10-12 in Monterey, California. Four IT professionals from the California Community Colleges system were recognized with this award for technology excellence.
Last Updated on 02 April 2013 27 March 2013 in News by Janis Cortese
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) recently announced a record-breaking year for the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), the advanced network that serves California’s K-20 research and education communities, providing high-performance connectivity to over 10 million Californians every day. Traffic flowing through CalREN to external networks topped out at 18 Petabytes in February 2013, with a 99.1% growth rate over February 2012. The growth rate from January 2012 to January 2013 was similarly impressive at 93%.
Last Updated on 02 April 2013 27 March 2013 in News by Sandoval Chagoya
The results of a survey sent statewide to California Community Colleges chief technology officers and network administrators revealed the system's top information security (IS) priorities. The survey asked key questions about campus IS practices and focused on how a centralized CCC effort might best assist them.
Last Updated on 01 April 2013 27 March 2013 in News by Micah Orloff
@ONE, a project of the California Community College Chancellor's Office, is dedicated to providing all faculty and staff at the 112 California community colleges with the best technology training possible. We want to hear from you!
Last Updated on 02 April 2013 27 March 2013 in News by Blaine Morrow
The Online Teaching Conferencem, June 19-21, has announced its pre-conference workshops. OTC'13 invites you to attend a pre-conference workshop (or two!) on June 19 and catch a wave of knowledge. We have some great choices lined up this year—plenty of opportunities for you to learn something new or build on something you already know. Whatever you choose, you'll ride away from it with information, skills and products to help you succeed.
Last Updated on 02 April 2013 27 March 2013 in Opinion by Juri Brilts
The Wall Street Journal, in its “Journal Report/Big Data” section, posted an interesting article by Joel Schectman, “Public Data…at Your Fingertips: Federal and state governments are a trove of information. Now a lot of it is just an app away.”
Last Updated on 27 March 2013 28 February 2013 in News by Sandoval Chagoya
The California Community Colleges Technology Center is pleased to announce that Jeff Holden has joined its team. As the new Information Security Officer, Jeff will continue the center's tradition of excellence in support of statewide technology projects with a focus on information security initiatives.
Last Updated on 28 February 2013 27 February 2013 in Opinion by Juri Brilts
The January 2013 issue of WIRED Magazine had an interesting article written by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan, “The Age of Insourcing: How Tech Helps Megacompanies Rope Us In.”
Last Updated on 28 February 2013 27 February 2013 in News by Blaine Morrow
Stephen Downes, National Research Council of Canada, and Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Vice President and Managing Director of Apollo Reseach Institute, will provide keynote speeches for the 2013 Online Teaching Conference. OTC'13 will be held June 19-21, 2013, and a discounted early-bird rate is available until April 17.
Last Updated on 28 February 2013 26 February 2013 in Opinion by Dr. Douglas E. Hersh
What do you do when it is time for a new pair of shoes, a new bag or phone? Chances are you will shop for them online or buy them at the local mall. Yet a technical revolution on the scale of the Gutenberg press is quietly changing how we produce, what we consume, and perhaps most important, the role each of us will play in the process. It is called 3D printing.
Last Updated on 27 February 2013 20 February 2013 in News by TechEDge Staff
Security News is a periodic roundup of IT security news important to the California Community Colleges. In this roundup: Dawson student offered job, scholarship <> Latest IE attack brought by same gang that hacked Google <> Google sees one password ring to rule them all <> Secret backdoors found in firewall, VPN gear from Barracuda Networks <> Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months <> For second time in a month, Apple blacklists Java Web plugin <> To prevent hacking, disable Universal Plug and Play now <> WordPress releases version 3.5.1, fixes 3 security issues.
Last Updated on 28 January 2013 28 January 2013 in News by Paige Marlatt Dorr
California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today praised Gov. Jerry Brown for including in his proposed 2013-14 budget additional funding for community colleges and for his leadership of an initiative to help more students achieve their academic and career goals through improved online education.
Last Updated on 28 January 2013 28 January 2013 in News by Sandoval Chagoya
The Contra Costa Community College District switched to the new CCCApply admission application system in November. More than 10,000 college applications later and students and staff are praising the new system as easy to use and efficient.
Last Updated on 01 March 2013 28 January 2013 in News by Sandoval Chagoya
More than 35 IT leaders from the California Community Colleges recently responded to a survey about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The results revealed that 75 percent of respondents plan to purchase or expand VDI technology at their colleges within a one-year timeframe.
Last Updated on 14 January 2013 14 January 2013 in News by Sandoval Chagoya
The Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) has announced the inauguration of the Chief Information Systems Officers Certification Program, which has been especially developed to train IT professionals in the art of leading and managing technology organizations in the California community colleges. The due date for applications is February 8, 2013.