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California Communty Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe time has come for California’s community colleges to consider adopting a common course management system. The Online Education Initiative (OEI) will facilitate and subsidize the use of the Canvas CMS for colleges choosing to adopt it.

Online Education Initiative Management Team, left to right: Pat James, Steve Klein, Jory Hadsell, Bonnie Peters, Michelle Pilati and John Makevich

The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) is working on several fronts to increase support for students, faculty and staff, as it continues to operate in a pilot phase with full implementation on the horizon.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeWith advice from its Test Development Process Work Group, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) Steering Committee has shifted the rollout timeline for the Common Assessment System.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeBased on student feedback, the user experience team of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has been making some modifications to the statewide Student Services Portal framework.

Photo courtesy of WhiteHouse.govEight California Community Colleges are leading a regional effort to help high school and college students prepare for jobs in high-tech as part of a nationwide program sponsored by the White House.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeMarch Madness isn’t just for college basketball. The California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) team has spent the past month running up and down the state of California.

Activities have been focused on presenting and coordinating information sessions for college

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eTranscript CaliforniaCalifornia’s community colleges are being encouraged to hurry and apply for limited-time mini grants to help cover the cost of implementing or improving electronic transcripts at their campuses before the funds run out.

Link-Systems International Inc. NetTutor Online Tutoring SystemWith the recent selection of Link-Systems International Inc. (LSI) as the provider of online tutoring services for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), all community colleges throughout the state now have access to two important resources to help provide

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Online Teaching Conference 2015Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Online Teaching Conference, being held June 18 and 19 at the San Diego Convention Center.

CCC Common Assessment Initiative Multiple MeasuresA suite of validated multiple measures (MMs) will be offered for use in making local placement decisions as part of a statewide assessment being developed by the California Community Colleges Common Assessment Initiative (CAI).

CCC Online Education Initiative Professional Development Summit

Enthusiasm is building around the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) after a recent Summit of CCC distance education professionals brought one of the OEI’s more complex elements into focus.

Education Planning Tool and Degree Audit System Steering CommitteeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) Pilot Colleges announced the selection of Hobsons as their Education Planning Tools and Degree Audit System (EPT/DAS) vendor.

{jcomments off}Campus Technology Forum 2015, April 8-9, Long Beach, CA OEI Town Hall Attendees Register for FreeExclusive: Complimentary registration for Online Education Inititiave (OEI) Town Hall and Campus Technology (CT) Forum in Long Beach.

OEI and Campus Technology Events invite you to attend the OEI Town Hall and Campus Technology Forum, April 8-9, in Long Beach, California — at no

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Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning AssistanceCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris has been announced as a keynote speaker for the Eureka Summit, part of the 41st Annual ACTLA Conference, being held March 29 through April 1 in San Francisco.

eTranscript California & CCCApply 2015 WorkshopsThree high-profile keynote speakers have been lined up for the 2015 Annual CCCApply & California Electronic Transcript Workshops to be held March 31 and April 1 at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, CA.

CISOA & 3CBG 2015 Annual ConferenceThere’s still time to reserve your spot at the CISOA & 3CBG 2015 annual information technology conference, running March 8 through March 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, CA.

Online Teaching ConferenceSan Diego has been confirmed as the location for the annual Online Teaching Conference 2015 (OTC15), which sought an encore engagement there after the popular vacation spot attracted sold-out attendance for last year’s event.

PESC, the P20W Education Standards CouncilP20W Education Standards Council (PESC), is accepting entries for its 16th Annual Best Practices Competition, which highlights and promotes innovation in interoperable data standards across P20W education.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) announced its intent to award Instructure Inc. the contract to provide an online course management system and related services to community colleges statewide.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) celebrated a significant milestone in January with initial demonstrations of the Student Services Portal interface being developed by Unicon.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) announced its intent to award contracts to Unicon Inc. and Link-Systems International Inc. for development and support of CCCAssess.

California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA)More than 265 people, including 90 vendors from 61 companies, have thus far registered for the 2015 California Community Colleges (CCC) Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) conference in March.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterAll higher education institutions must be fully prepared and equipped for the possibility of security breaches. The California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center is working to spread that message.

PESC, the P20W Education Standards CouncilIt may be cold outside, but spring will be here before you know it, and that means PESC’s Spring 2015 Data Summit is on the way. Please save the date for this year’s summit, “Ed Data Systems,” April 28 through April 30, in Washington, D.C.

Online Learning ConsortiumIt’s not too late to be an early bird for the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online 2015), being held April 22 through April 24 in Dallas, TX.

CENIC 2015 Conference: Shaking Things UpOnline registration is now open for the 19th Annual Conference of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), being held March 9 through March 11, 2015, at University of California, Irvine.

CCCApply & eTranscript California 2015 WorkshopsRegistration is open for the 2015 CCCApply & California Electronic Transcript Workshops, March 31 to April 1, 2015, at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, CA. There is no cost to attend this annual event.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeHappy New Year! Students are once again beginning to bustle around and we know that means more of your time will be spent assisting them in structuring their pathways to success and completing their educational plans.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeAs the New Year rolls out, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) continues to work with college stakeholders across the state to plan out what the future will hold.