Opinion

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Wednesday, 10 December 2014

OEI Executive Director Pat James at WCET Annual ConferenceThe last few weeks saw members of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) traveling all over, discussing the OEI with interested folks. The week of Nov. 14 was packed!

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Thursday, 30 October 2014

Pat James, Executive Director of the CCC Online Education InitiativeIt’s hard to believe it’s already November. I am wondering where the last two months have gone! It seems like just yesterday we were figuring out the colleges that would make up the pilot groups for the Online Education Initiative (OEI), and that we had time to get things together before spring. Just like when you are teaching, the semester passes before you know it. Allow me to catch you up on what we’ve been doing.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Wednesday, 03 September 2014

CCC Online Education InitiativeAugust was a significant month for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Iniatiative (OEI) staff. We hired the permanent replacements for the launch team officers. The new peeps start this week. We received the Request for Information (RFI) with initial vendor information for the Common Course Management System (CCMS) work and had the first meeting of the work group that is reviewing those and developing a Request for Proposal (RFP). We are working on the RFI for the tutoring vendor, which should be out within a couple of weeks. On the professional development course approval front, we have received more than 80 applications from folks across the state willing to serve as course reviewers, and that process is advancing rapidly.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Tuesday, 30 September 2014

OEI Updates, California Community CollegesI write this as I am headed to Educause in Orlando, Fla. The days are packed with a myriad of details to be addressed as the Online Education Initiative (OEI) winds up development of requests for proposals (RFPs).

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by Pat James Monday, 18 August 2014

CCC Online Education InitiativeDear Colleagues,

The OEI project is moving along! We have completed selection of the permanent executive team and announced our pilot colleges.