Opinion

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Thursday, 23 June 2016

A view of the San Diego Bay from the San Diego Marquis & Marina Hotel, site of the Online Teaching Conference 2016Since 2000, I have been attending the annual Online Teaching Conference organized by the California Community Colleges (CCC). The conference started small and was face-to-face, went through a completely virtual period from 2004-2005, then returned in a hybrid format with many of its face-to-face sessions being webcast.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Thursday, 26 May 2016

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 Written by Pat James Thursday, 24 March 2016

blog outandabout te032416Required Course Review Myth Clarification: Before I start the main part of my post for this month, I want to clarify a misconception that has come to my attention. Any California community college can choose to adopt Canvas as their new course management system. Courses do not have to go through course review in order to migrate to Canvas. The use of the review process is purely a local college decision.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Thursday, 28 April 2016

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 Written by Pat James Thursday, 25 February 2016

blog takingstock te022516The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) just keeps moving along! We are deep into implementing the tasks that were identified in the original request for application from the CCC Chancellor’s Office, and are being innovative, introspective and attentive to future expectations while considering the items that still need our attention.