About the OEI

“The California Community Colleges are at the forefront of online education in California, more so than any other segment of higher education in the state.” -Hans Johnson, a Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Senior Fellow

The California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges (CCCs) to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses.

The CVC-OEI is sponsored by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District as the recipient of a $56.9 million five-year grant disbursed by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO). Composed of high-quality online courses, resources for students, and technology, the CVC-OEI represents a comprehensive and collaborative program that leverages effective practices and technology to significantly increase the opportunity for higher education degree attainment in California.

Three yellow boxes with text point to a central circle. The circle contains the text CVC-OEI. The boxes indicate: Technology resources that maximize economies of scale, System wide resources for online students, and System wide resources for developing high-quality online courses.

California community colleges may choose to participate in CVC-OEI activities by taking advantage of:  

  • Shared resources such as the OEI Course Design Rubric, online learner readiness tutorials and @ONE workshops OR
  • Shared resources and Canvas, the state’s common course management system OR
  • Shared resources, Canvas, and the OEI Consortium which includes the CVC Exchange.

Guiding Philosophy:

  • Always consider what is best for students
  • Engage in “agile” project management
  • Innovation is “messy”
  • Consider the big picture
  • Involve everyone in the process