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Making Online Ed More Accessible

Making Online Ed More Accessible

It’s May and many of us are preparing for the end of the spring term. Within the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), we are moving into a whole new phase of activity. We are evaluating the use of the tutoring and student readiness resources

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Working Together

Working Together

The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has recently hit some major milestones–most significantly the selection of Instructure’s Canvas as the common course management system (CCMS) for our colleges. The process actually started last summer at the Distance Education Coordinators’ Retreat in San Diego. It continued in fall, with

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Cultivating Consistent Quality

Cultivating Consistent Quality

Hello there! I am in our offices at Foothill College as I write this, and I am so impressed by the supportive atmosphere at this institution, for both students and staff! It’s quite interesting for someone like me, who has been immersed in one college for so

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A Herculean Task

A Herculean Task

It started with the OEI management team making a visit to the Board of Governors’ (BOG) Meeting, which was held at De Anza College in the OEI host district of Foothill-De Anza. We presented the OEI on Tuesday morning, and were well received. The BOG members had

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Building What’s Never Been Built

It’s hard to believe it’s already November. I am wondering where the last two months have gone! It seems like just yesterday we were figuring out the colleges that would make up the pilot groups for the Online Education Initiative (OEI), and that we had time to get things

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Creating Dangerously

Creating Dangerously

I write this as I am headed to Educause in Orlando, Fla. The days are packed with a myriad of details to be addressed as the Online Education Initiative (OEI) winds up development of requests for proposals (RFPs). As we near completion of RFPs for the common course management system (CCMS)

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Bolting The Wings On

Bolting The Wings On

August was a significant month for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Iniatiative (OEI) staff. We hired the permanent replacements for the launch team officers. The new peeps start this week. We received the Request for Information (RFI) with initial vendor information for the Common Course Management System

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