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CAI Seeks Virtual Focus Group Participants

Last Updated on 11 February 2016 11 February 2016 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeYou can contribute to the design and functionality of the CCCAssess platform that will be rolled out this fall by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) by volunteering to be part of a focus group.

Online Ed Selects Counseling Platform

Last Updated on 11 February 2016 11 February 2016 in News by Bonnie Peters and Pat James

California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative Online Counseling Network ProjectAfter eight months of hard work and planning, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has selected a meeting and collaboration platform on which to build its Online Counselors’ Network Project.

A No-Cost Solution For Online Orientation

Last Updated on 11 February 2016 10 February 2016 in News by David Quintanilla

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeAs California’s community colleges seek ways to improve learning experiences for their students, solutions that allow those students to engage in learning from any location or device are becoming more valuable.

Chancellor’s Report Shows Systemwide Gains

Last Updated on 27 January 2016 28 January 2016 in News by Crista Souza

Student at Chabot College; photo courtesy of the California Community Colleges Chancellor\'s OfficeCalifornia Community Colleges (CCC) students earned a record number of certificates and degrees in the 2014-15 academic year, while Associate Degrees for Transfer nearly doubled in number from the previous school year.

What If All Of Our Wildest Dreams Come True?

Last Updated on 27 January 2016 28 January 2016 in News by Joseph Moreau

U.S. community colleges are getting a lot of attention of late. It may be that the nation will soon fund community college attendance similarly to how it has funded high schools in the last century.

Sessions Announced For 2016 Workshops

Last Updated on 28 January 2016 28 January 2016 in News by Crista Souza

CCCApply & eTranscript California 2016 Workshop SeriesSession topics have been announced for the 2016 CCCApply & California Electronic Transcripts workshops being held March 22-23 at Fullerton College in Fullerton, Calif. Registration is open and there is no charge to attend.

OEI Updates: Initiative

Last Updated on 28 January 2016 28 January 2016 in Opinion by Pat James

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeWelcome to month 24 of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI). This month’s blog will give you some detailed updates on the initiative. It is also dedicated to the people who are making it work, one day, one step, one solution at a time.

2016 CISOA/3CBG Conference Speakers Announced

Last Updated on 28 January 2016 27 January 2016 in News by Jim Temple

California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers AssociationIt’s not too late to join us for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) 2016 annual conference, being held Feb. 21-24 in Orange County.

CENIC, ESnet Partner On Cybersecurity

Last Updated on 27 January 2016 27 January 2016 in News by CENIC

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC).The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) have announced they will partner to develop cybersecurity strategies for California’s research and education networks.

Prof. Dev. For CCCAssess Implementation Teams

Last Updated on 13 January 2016 14 January 2016 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeNearly 50 people attended the first professional development session on local college implementation of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), held in December. More sessions will be offered in 2016.

Demand Strong For Canvas Trainings

Last Updated on 13 January 2016 14 January 2016 in News by Pat James

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeA recent public policy report concluded that, if done right, the focus of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) could change the face of online learning in the state. There is evidence now that this is indeed happening.

Ed Planning Initiative Creates Webinar Series

Last Updated on 14 January 2016 14 January 2016 in News by David Quintanilla

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeAs a precursor to what will be a landmark year, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has begun posting a series of videos on its website aimed at providing a wealth of information on the project.

CAI Prepares For CCCAssess Field Testing

Last Updated on 17 December 2015 17 December 2015 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

CAI Product Manager John Hadad explains plans for field testing CCCAssess.The California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) will begin field testing CCCAssess at 12 colleges in early 2016. The first version will be a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to evaluate user experience and functionality.

CCC Faculty Support OEI Readiness Tools

Last Updated on 17 December 2015 16 December 2015 in News by Crista Souza

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeCalifornia Community Colleges (CCC) faculty members are beginning to nudge their online students toward readiness resources developed by the CCC Online Education Initiative (OEI) to better set expectations about the e-learning environment.

Ed Planning Pilots, Portal Apps Advance

Last Updated on 17 December 2015 16 December 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay

The CCC Education Planning Initiative team visits app developer Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI).The fall term is quickly coming to a close and students and faculty in the California Community Colleges (CCC) are ready for a much-needed break. The past couple weeks have been steadily busy for the CCC Education Planning Initiative (EPI).

OEI Updates: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

Last Updated on 17 December 2015 15 December 2015 in Opinion by Pat James

Pat James, Executive Director, California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative (OEI)It’s hard to believe we are already at the end of 2015. This year for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has been a busy one! In this blog post, I’d like to reflect on all we’ve accomplished and the results.

2016 Online Teaching Conference Registration Opens

Last Updated on 17 December 2015 14 December 2015 in News by Tiffiny Hickey

Register for the Online Teaching Conference, June 16-17, 2016 in San Diego.Registration is open for the Online Teaching Conference (OTC’16), being held in San Diego, June 16-17, 2016, with pre-conference workshops on June 15, 2016. Reserve your seat and book your hotel today!

Foothill-De Anza’s Thor Receives E-Learning Leadership Award

Last Updated on 17 December 2015 14 December 2015 in News by Cali Morrison

Dr. Linda Thor, Chancellor Emeritus, Foothill-De Anza Community College DistrictDr. Linda Thor, chancellor emeritus of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, was recently honored with the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies' (WCET) top award recognizing lifetime contributions to the field.

Online Education Initiative Consortium Launches

Last Updated on 02 December 2015 30 November 2015 in News by Pat James

Educational technology consultant Phil Hill facilitates discussion at the first meeting of the Online Education Initiative Consortium.Representatives from 23 of the 24 Online Education Initiative (OEI) pilot colleges met in Sacramento Oct. 21 to begin the consortium that will focus on increased access to online education for California Community Colleges (CCC) students.

Assessment Portability Offers Many Benefits

Last Updated on 02 December 2015 01 December 2015 in News by Karen Fraser-Middleton

Andrew LaManque, Associate Vice President of Instruction at Foothill College and Chair of the CAI Steering Committee, discusses assessment portability.Portability of student assessment results has been a goal of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) since the initial 2011 legislation, AB 743, mandated the development of a common assessment system.

Degree Planner Pilot Readies For Take-Off

Last Updated on 02 December 2015 01 December 2015 in News by Robyn Tornay

Kelly Kilby of Hobsons presents the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform at the California Collaborative Academic Advising Conference in October.In November, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) team presented at various events and meetings, conducted its first webinar, and issued an Intent to Award for a career exploration tool.