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2016workshopseries sessions addedNew sessions have been added to the 2016 CCCApply and California Electronic Transcripts workshops, a two-day event geared toward technology, enrollment, student services and administration staff from across California higher education.

CENIC 2016 Annual Conference: The Right ConnectionWith the CENIC 2016 Annual Conference fast approaching, this year’s presentations are shaping up to be both important and informative. We hope you’ll join us for the conference March 21-23 at University of California, Davis.

 OLC logo 2016The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) invites distance education professionals from around the country to come together to share ideas and explore emerging technologies and techniques at two springtime conferences.

Registration is open for both conferences: OLC Collaborate in Los Angeles, March 2;

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PESC 280x131Entries are being accepted for PESC’s Annual Best Practices Competition through April 1. Now in its 17th year, the Best Practices Competition is held to highlight and promote innovation and ingenuity in the application and implementation of interoperable data standards for business needs.

otc16 san diego marina 280x230The Online Teaching Conference 2016 is pleased to announce the welcome and keynote presentation will be delivered by a leading digital expert and former educator who works for a Fortune 100 high-tech company.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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).

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center will host a one-day workshop for information technology professionals on Jan. 11, 2016, at San Jose City College in San Jose, Calif.

Register for the free CCCApply & California Electronic Transcripts 2016 Workshops.Registration is open for the 2016 CCCApply and California Electronic Transcripts Workshops, being held March 22-23, 2016, at Fullerton College in Fullerton, Calif.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has made significant strides this month in its project objectives, with exciting progress being made on both the student portal and education planning tools.

California Community Colleges Join InCommon FederationParticipation in the InCommon Federation has more than doubled in the California Community Colleges (CCC) since a grant from the CCC Chancellor’s Office made the single sign-on technology free to all colleges in the system.

CCCApply and eTranscript California Annual Workshops, March 22-23, 2016Registration is open for the 2016 CCCApply and California Electronic Transcripts Workshops, being held March 22-23, 2016, at Fullerton College in Fullerton, CA. There is no cost to attend this annual event.

CENIC 2016 Conference: The Right ConnectionDo you have an interesting project or current topic that you want to share with an information technology audience at CENIC 2016? You are in luck—the deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to Nov. 30.