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CCCCO publishes latest Distance Education Report

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office has published its 2017 Distance Education Report. In its Executive Summary, the report notes: The number of students taking distance education courses has been steadily increasing over the last 10 years. Distance education completion rates have also steadily climbed. The gap

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California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office posts notice of intent to award CVC-OEI grant

On Monday, June 11, 2018, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office posted its notice of intent to award for RFA 18-073: California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative grant as a joint project of the Educational Services and Workforce & Digital Futures Divisions of the California Community

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New online course finder will help thousands of CSU and California Community Colleges students Finish Faster!

The California State University (CSU) and the California Community Colleges have partnered to launch a new online course finder that will provide students who are enrolled at the CSU or a California community college access to 10,000 online, transferable classes. The collaborative initiative, called Finish Faster!, gives

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Online Education Initiative expands number of consortium colleges to 56

In an effort to scale its commitment to online student access, success, and completion, the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative (OEI) has expanded the number of colleges in its Consortium. Each of the new colleges devoted a considerable amount of time and effort to completing a

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OEI announces consortium expansion with a special focus on student equity

OEI announces consortium expansion with a special focus on student equity

Since the inception of the Online Education Initiative (OEI), many California Community Colleges have been working together to address online achievement gaps and increase student access to fully-resourced online courses that propel them toward completion.  During this time, our system has seen the average gap between face-to-face

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OEI Updates: The Important Work Of Ensuring Access For Every Student

OEI Updates: The Important Work Of Ensuring Access For Every Student

As a resident of Northern California this February, I have experienced an intense period of weather. Others around the state have also dealt with heavy rains, gusting winds, snowstorms, mudslides or flood waters. It’s a pattern we haven’t seen for a long time. Watching each storm pass

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OEI Updates: Resource Distance Ed Locally

OEI Updates: Resource Distance Ed Locally

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. Exchange pilot activities are scheduled to begin in the

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Online Teaching Conference (OTC) | 2017 Dates and Location Announcement!

Online Teaching Conference (OTC) | 2017 Dates and Location Announcement!

Mark your calendars for the next Online Teaching Conference (OTC), which will be held June 19-21, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. After reaching capacity attendance for the 2016 conference, the 2017 event is moving to the Hilton Anaheim to accommodate a larger audience — with the added benefit

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OEI Updates: Why Our Work As Online Educators Matters

(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

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OEI Updates: Working Smarter To Help Students Succeed

While presenting recently, I used a PowerPoint slide that broke all of the style rules. It had way too much stuff on it, lots of writing crammed onto one small screen space. I did it on purpose. It was the list of what we have accomplished in

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