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Dr. John IttelsonDr. John Ittelson, acting associate executive director of the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative (OEI) Launch Team, was recently inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2014 Hall of Fame.

Attendees of next month’s 2014 Online Teaching Conference are invited to attend a welcome reception on Friday, June 20.

The reception will be held from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Pacific Ballroom at the conference hotel. This is a great opportunity to unwind from an exciting first day of OTC,


California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeAs with its partner program the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), the Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is guided, in part, by Senate Bill 1456, which passed almost a year and a half ago.

Senate Bill 1456 ties state funding to new duties imposed on community college districts related to core student services such as orientation, assessment and placement, counseling and education planning, and academic interventions.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe Online Education Initiative (OEI) is a far-reaching, $57 million state-sponsored project that launched in December 2013. The first allocation was $16.9 million, and $10 million is slated to be forthcoming each year over four more years.

Expanding 3C Media Solutions My Filesits video repository service, 3C Media Solutions announced a new offering designed to make storing and sharing other types of documents easy.

Online Teaching Conference 2014

California Community Colleges’ three statewide technology programs—the Online Education Initiative, Education Planning Initiative and Common Assessment Initiative—will be highlighted at the Online Teaching Conference in June.

State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CaliforniaWith support from the California legislature and Governor's Office, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office will expand online education programs to help more students earn degrees.


The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) has completed its RFP process and has selected several cloud hosting services. With the execution of Master Service Agreements (MSAs) between CENIC and the awarded cloud services providers, you are able to leverage Secure Cloud


Sloan ConsortiumTime is running out to submit a presentation proposal for the 2014 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning.

Proposals can be submitted until May 5 for the conference, which runs Oct. 29-31 in Orlando, Fla.

WCETData analytics is a key thread within the fabric of many of the education technology initiatives now being pursued by the California Community Colleges.

Individuals involved in developing an analytics strategy within their organizations will have the chance to glean some ideas, get their questions


PESC 2014 Spring Data SummitTim Calhoon, director of California Community Colleges Technology Center, will be among the featured presenters at the upcoming PESC Spring 2014 Data Summit being held April 30 to May 2 in Chicago.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterSecurity News is a periodic roundup of IT security news important to the California Community Colleges. The news stories are compiled by CCC TechEDge News Staff members. In this roundup: Johns Hopkins University Web Server Breached; Up To 1,300 Affected >> U-Md. Computer Security Attack Exposes


Campus Technology Forum 2014: The Digital Campus: Collaboration & CommunityCampus Technology Forum, the West Coast event from the award-winning producers of Campus Technology magazine, is designed to provide you with real, hands-on actionable intelligence in campuswide technology.

Online Education Initiative Town HallThe California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative will hold its first statewide informational town hall events at Campus Technology Forum 2014.

Online Education InitiativeWith $57 million in funding over several years proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown and approved by the state legislature, California is about to launch a bold experiment in creating a statewide Online Education Initiative.


  • NCES announces the release of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Version 4;
  • PESC's 15th Annual Best Practices Competition - Now accepting submissions;
  • CEDS User Workshop meets at the PESC Spring 2014 Data Summit, April 30, 2014.


sloan19.jpgThe Sloan Consortium for Online Learning is celebrating 20 years of conferences in support of blended and online learning. The celebration begins July 8-9, 2014 with the 11th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference in Denver, Colorado, and continues October 29-31 with the 20th Annual Sloan-C International


Martha KanterMartha J. Kanter, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education and Senior Fellow at New York University (former Chancellor of Foothill-DeAnza CCD and Under Secretary of Education for the US Dept of Education) will be the third keynote speaker at the Online Teaching Conference 2014, June


2014 WorkshopsRegistration is now open for the 2014 CCCApply & California Electronic Transcripts Workshops, April 15-16 at Citrus College in Glendora, Ca. 

Attendees are encouraged to register today and book travel arrangements early. There is no cost to attend this special annual event. Registration closes on


Bubble_Shield_240.jpgInformation security is a high priority for the CCC Information Security Center, and they take every precaution necessary to protect you and your college from data breeches, cyber risks and online threats. 

One of those precautions is the implementation of a systemwide Security Awareness Training program for all


CISOAThe CCC Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) and CCC Banner Group (3CBG) are pleased to announce that Chancellor Dr. Brice W. Harris will provide the keynote address at 2014 conference.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterSecurity News is a periodic roundup of IT security news important to the California Community Colleges. In this roundup: Higher Ed Must Lock Down Data Security >> Department of Homeland Security will expand cybersecurity intern program

Higher Ed Must Lock Down Data Security

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We're excited to announce the two keynote speakers we have scheduled! Register now to secure your place at the the Online Teaching Conference 2014, June 20-21, in San Diego and be a part of it all!

3C Media Solutions and CCC Confer are partnering together so your CCC Confer archives are automatically converted into a portable video format, which is hosted on the 3CMedia Solutions website.

Dear Colleagues, The nomination period for the CCC Chancellor's Office and CISOA awards is open! Nominate a colleague by December 6, 2013.

Create your own 3C Media Solutions AccountFaculty and staff of the California Community Colleges system can now request and receive a 3C Media Solutions account. The account, like all services of 3C Media Solutions, is offered free to CCC personnel.

2014 Online Teaching Conference, June 20 & 21, San Diego, CA: Register NowRegistration is now open for the Online Teaching Conference 2014, June 20-21, 2014, at the Town and Country Resort, San Diego. Discounted registration prices are available through April 11 and a call for proposals has been announced.

The 19th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning will be held November 20-22, 2013, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This year's theme is "Online Learning: A Universe of Opportunities."

After its annual update, the California Virtual Campus distance education catalog listings include 19,873 courses and 1,356 degree programs offered online by 166 accredited higher education institutions in California. The total includes 10,915 courses and 611 degree programs offered by the