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.

Hello colleagues!

The summer is usually a little less fast-paced for educators than it is during the regular school year. For those of us working on the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), that has NOT been the case! The many parts to this complex project have kept us hopping all through July.

California Community CollegesThe recent conversation and disruption caused by the proliferation of massively open online courses (MOOCs) combined with a huge loss of course availability for students in the economic wasteland of the past few years shifted attention to the promise of access for our students via virtual means. The attention by and the subsequent conversations with the governor’s office brought us money from our state budget to provide increased access to online courses for students.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeWelcome to the first of what I hope will be many blog posts addressed to those of you interested in the status of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), and about Distance Education in general.

California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative(Warning: The first part of this blog is my own thinking about what we are accomplishing. The second is updates on the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI). If you are here strictly for the updates, feel free to jump to the middle of the post. Otherwise, you might enjoy my praise of online teachers and what they bring to higher education. I’m just sayin’.)

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeFall terms are starting and we are running at full speed in the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI). There are many projects underway within the initiative and this post will be a true update of what’s happening as of Aug. 22.

Colleges are urged to use savings afforded by Online Education Initiative resources to fund professional development for local distance education programs.I hope you are all having a great fall start! The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) team is holding implementation meetings with our pilot colleges to get them ready to participate in the OEI Exchange.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeHello! It’s surprising how quickly these months go by. It’s also hard to imagine that in only two and a half months, I will be turning over the job of Executive Director of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) to someone else.

Martin Luther King. Jr. once noted that “we may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.” For the California Community Colleges, this boat is the Online Education Initiative (OEI). Funded by the California Legislature in 2013, it represents an initial investment of $57 million to help our students achieve their educational goals through unified access to high-quality online learning.

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