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Colleges Adopt Online Learner Readiness Tools

Last Updated on 20 August 2015 19 August 2015 in News by Crista Souza

Online Student Readiness Tutorials, California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeA new series of online learner readiness tutorials is being readily embraced by community colleges, as momentum continues to build around the effort to better prepare California’s students for the realities of online learning.

Education Planning Pilots Enter New Phase

Last Updated on 20 August 2015 18 August 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay

Education Planning pilot kickoff team at State Center Community College District (SCCCD), left to right: Kelly Fowler, Clovis Community College; Renee Craig-Marius, Fresno City College; Doris Griffin, Clovis; Pedro Avila, SCCCD; Mirna Duarte, SCCCD; Scott Olds, SCCCDIt has been an eventful summer for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI). Fall terms are beginning across our system, and the hustle and bustle on campuses is engaging students, staff and faculty in a number of ways.

New Work Group To Shape CCC Assessment

Last Updated on 20 August 2015 18 August 2015 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) is seeking volunteers to participate in a work group that will focus on delivery of the new assessment tool being created exclusively for the CCC.

OEI Updates: Getting Out Of Our Own Way

Last Updated on 20 August 2015 18 August 2015 in Opinion by Pat James

Before I get into the post for this month, I want to sincerely thank the online instructors from the Online Education Initiative (OEI) pilot colleges who will be opening their courses in Canvas this month (some this week!). You have been so patient with us and have worked so hard to get to this point, and I so respect your innovative strength and willingness to step up for the students of the California Community Colleges (CCC).

InCommon Shibboleth Installation Workshop

Last Updated on 20 August 2015 17 August 2015 in News by Crista Souza

InCommon Shibboleth Installation WorkshopTo help California’s community colleges get the most from participation in the InCommon Federation, Internet2 is offering a workshop for IT staff focused on installation and support of the latest Shibboleth software.

Introducing The New CollegeBuys Website

Last Updated on 20 August 2015 14 August 2015 in News

Foundation for California Community Colleges: CollegeBuys

The Foundation for California Community Colleges has redesigned its website, foundationccc.org, as part of continued efforts to streamline access to valuable resources for colleges. Visitors to collegebuys.org can expect to see some welcome improvements.

Online Learning Conference, Oct. 14-16

Last Updated on 20 August 2015 13 August 2015 in News by Crista Souza

Online Learning Consortium 21st International ConferenceKeynotes and conference sessions have been announced for the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) 21st International Conference being held Oct. 14-16 in Orlando, Fla.

Tutorials For Online Students Free To 113 Colleges

Last Updated on 14 August 2015 05 August 2015 in News by Sandoval Chagoya

California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative Online Student Readiness TutorialsA new tool to support online student success is now available free to all 113 California Community Colleges (CCC), made possible as part of the systemwide Online Education Initiative (OEI).

Addressing Accessibility In Online Education

Last Updated on 06 August 2015 05 August 2015 in News by Pat James and Jayme Johnson

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThere is much that has already been said about online content accessibility and civil rights, both the legal and moral obligations. We’ve recently heard about major lawsuits that resulted in huge fines for well known colleges.

Faculty Collaborate On Common Assessment Tool

Last Updated on 20 August 2015 05 August 2015 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

The CCCAssess faculty intensive workshop held in July drew 40 participants from 28 California community colleges.Faculty from across the California Community Colleges (CCC) shared expertise and recommendations to inform the design of a statewide assessment tool during a recent workshop sponsored by the CCC Common Assessment Initiative (CAI).

Event Offers Deeper Look At Ed Planning Tools

Last Updated on 20 August 2015 05 August 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay

Members of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) during the recent Hobsons University event in San Antonio, TXCapping off a busy July that included finalizing a contract for education planning tools, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) team was treated to a fun and informative event, where we learned a lot more about what is possible using the Hobsons products.

State Center District Takes The Initiative

Last Updated on 23 July 2015 22 July 2015 in News by Robert Burnie

Left to right: Gary Sakaguchi, Reedley College Director of Technology; Scott Olds, State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Director of Information Systems; Pedro Avila, SCCCD Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management; Don Lopez, Fresno City College Director of Technology & Administrative Oversight of Library and Student Learning Support ServicesTechnology in support of student success is a priority at State Center Community College District (SCCCD), which serves more than 44,000 students across California’s Central Valley.

Systemwide Technology Support Site Debuts

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

CCCTechnology.infoThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Technology Center has launched CCCTechnology.info, a self-service help site it hopes will become a technical support “community” for college staff using systemwide technology products.

Colleges Embrace InCommon Certificate Service

Last Updated on 23 July 2015 17 July 2015 in News by Crista Souza

InCommon Certificate Service logoInternet2’s InCommon organization has released a price list for security certificate services being offered at reduced cost to all California Community Colleges (CCC) entities that choose to join the InCommon Federation.

OEI Updates: Making The Impossible Possible

Last Updated on 22 July 2015 21 July 2015 in Opinion by Pat James

Pat James, Executive Director of the California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeSo it’s a hot and muggy summer in California. Much of the community colleges community is taking a well-deserved break from the pace of providing education to more than 2 million students. Those of us working within the Online Education Initiative (OEI) are trying to carve out a couple of days here and there to rest. However, it’s really hard to find that time!

Somehow, we have found ourselves in mid-July with the beginning of the fall term staring us squarely in the face. Where did June go?

Watch CCCAssess Platform Development Progress

Last Updated on 23 July 2015 21 July 2015 in News by Jennifer Coleman

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeWith development of a statewide Common Assessment System underway, California Community Colleges (CCC) personnel are invited to take part in the effort by providing feedback on progress to date at regular intervals.

Workshop Highlights Need For Security Policies

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

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterCollege technology budgets don’t always have room for purchasing expensive information security systems, but it’s not necessary to spend a lot to secure your network, according to security experts in the California Community Colleges (CCC).

Colleges To Get Deep Discounts On Network Gear

Last Updated on 16 July 2015 16 July 2015 in News

Foundation for California Community CollegesThe Foundation for California Community Colleges has secured agreements with three resellers of Cisco products that will allow individual colleges and districts to purchase networking equipment at discounts of more than half off the list price.

CCCAssess To Be Ready When Compass Exits

Last Updated on 09 July 2015 08 July 2015 in News by Jennifer Coleman

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeWith ACT planning to discontinue its Compass assessment test in fall of 2016, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) is trying to identify how colleges are using the test in order to mitigate the impact.

Colleges Begin Canvas Adoption Process

Last Updated on 09 July 2015 08 July 2015 in News by Pat James

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe signing of a contract with Instructure for the use of Canvas as a common course management system (CCMS) marks a key milestone for the California Community Colleges (CCC) in its journey to create statewide excellence in online learning.

Stuctured Student Pathways Taking Shape

Last Updated on 09 July 2015 06 July 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) continues to move forward with the numerous development and pilot projects the team is currently working on through the hot summer months.