Opinion

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Monday, 16 November 2015

California Community Colleges Online Eduation InitiativeWe find ourselves entering the 23rd month of actual operation of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI). As I posted last month, we have done a huge amount of work toward creating a systemwide culture that embraces the value of online learning access for our students.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Wednesday, 21 October 2015

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe crazy conference season is upon us and the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) management team is everywhere! Look for us and introduce yourselves. We will be answering questions and collecting your ideas.

This post is about how we think about success in online education within our system, and also provides updates on the Course Exchange and other items.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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).

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Wednesday, 23 September 2015

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeWhere is the year going? It’s already fall. Well, if you are thinking school, it’s fall. If you are thinking temperature, it’s still summer!

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Tuesday, 21 July 2015

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?