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Building Blocks for Next Gen NetworksThe 2013 CENIC Annual Conference, Building Blocks for Next Gen Networks, will be held on March 11-13, 2013, at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) on the beautiful campus of UC San Diego. Attendees will enjoy three days of programming,

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Security News is a periodic roundup of IT security news important to the California Community Colleges. In this roundup: Dawson student offered job, scholarship <> Latest IE attack brought by same gang that hacked Google <> Google sees one password ring to rule them all <> Secret backdoors found in

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California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today praised Gov. Jerry Brown for including in his proposed 2013-14 budget additional funding for community colleges and for his leadership of an initiative to help more students achieve their academic and career goals through improved online

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The Contra Costa Community College District switched to the new CCCApply admission application system in November. More than 10,000 college applications later and students and staff are praising the new system as easy to use and efficient.

More than 35 IT leaders from the California Community Colleges recently responded to a survey about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The results revealed that 75 percent of respondents plan to purchase or expand VDI technology at their colleges within a one-year timeframe.

Registration for the Online Teaching Conference 2013 is now open. Join your CCC colleagues for this conference focused on online learning at Long Beach City College in June. The Call for Proposals has been extended to February 18 and discounted early-bird registration rates are available through

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Registration is now open for the California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) annual conference in Monterey, California, March 10-12. This year's theme is "Technology for Student Success"

The Sloan Consortium has announced two learning technology conferences in 2013. The 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium will be held in Las Vegas in April and 10th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop will be held in Milwaukee in July.

The New CCCApply online admissions application to college is here! Join us for three new webinar sessions showcasing the features and benefits of the new CCCApply for students, staff and IT administrators in the California Community Colleges system.

Entries for PESC’s Annual Best Practices Competition are now being accepted. Now in its 14th year, the Best Practices Competition is held to highlight and promote innovation and ingenuity in the application and implementation of interoperable data standards for business needs.

Security and privacy of information in higher education will be the topic in Pomona, March 28-29, 2013, at the eleventh annual 2013 SecureIT Information Technology and Network Security Conference. Chief Technology Officers throughout the state should consider attending.

Chief Information Systems Officers AssociationThe Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) has announced the inauguration of the Chief Information Systems Officers Certification Program, which has been especially developed to train IT professionals in the art of leading and managing technology organizations in the California

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Security News is a periodic roundup of IT security news important to the California Community Colleges. In this roundup: ZeroAccess Botnet Surges - 2.2 million infected with fraudulent ad-click botnet's malware, new report finds || Keeping 'Cybergeddon' at bay || Mushrooming ransomware now extorts $5

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Online Teaching Conference 2013, June 19, 20, & 21, Long Beach City College, CAThe 2013 Online Teaching Conference is scheduled for June 19-21, 2013, at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California. This year's theme is "Catching the Wave of Online Student Success," and presentation proposals will be accepted through February 1, 2013.

After its 2012 update the California Virtual Campus Distance Education Catalog now includes 16,129 courses and 1,247 degree-granting programs available online from 167 schools of higher education. These numbers represent a 15 percent decrease in courses and a 15 percent increase in degree programs

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Not long ago, Michelle Pacansky-Brock realized something about the community college faculty members taking one of her online professional development courses.

“Many feel disconnected and are struggling on their own to solve the same problems that hundreds, even thousands, of other faculty members are

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Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies by Michelle Pacansky-BrockStill trying to figure out the perfect holiday gift for your favorite online instructor or Distance Education Coordinator? Consider "Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies," a powerhouse book that will serve the distance educator as a resource throughout the year.

The @ONE Project—which provides free or low-cost training, online resources and research—has been recognized as a 2012 Outstanding Instructional Technology Website by the Directors of Educational Technology, California Higher Education (DET/CHE).

California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers AssociationThe California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA), in partnership with Ellucian, is offering its annual conference on March 10-12, 2013 in beautiful Monterey, California. The conference theme is “Technology Leadership for Student Success."

CCC ConferHave you heard of the 'flipped classroom' and want to learn more? In the flipped classroom faculty moves from “sage on the stage” lecture approach to “guide on the side” with students.

Joseph GirouxProgress on the XML data standards for academic ePortfolios took an unexpected turn recently with the sudden passing of one of its primary contributors, Joseph Giroux, in August.

Joseph was a principal member of the ePortfolio California team and a gifted colleague. He was an educational

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HTCTU: High Tech Center Training UnitThe High Tech Center Training Unit of the California Community Colleges system has licensed the Hi-Software Compliance Sheriff tool for use by each of the California community college districts.

California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers AssociationSave the date: The Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) annual conference is March 10-12, 2013 in beautiful Monterey, California.

This year CISOA has an exciting opportunity to work closely with Ellucian and offer many topics of interest to our membership. The theme this year is

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ePortfolio California. For Learning. For Life.Graduates of the Online Teaching Certification Program, offered by @ONE, walk away with much more than just a certificate of completion of required coursework. By the end of the program, candidates will own tangible evidence of their accomplishments by way of an academic ePortfolio.

CENIC: The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in CaliforniaPresident & CEO Louis Fox is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Reese to the position of Vice President of CENIC.

Security News is a periodic roundup of IT security news important to the California Community Colleges. In this roundup: Hackers steal thousands of student records from computers at Florida college | Malware-infected computers rented as proxy servers on the black market | One year on, SSL servers

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TechEDge is pleased to introduce Security News, a periodic roundup of IT security news important to the California Community Colleges. In this roundup: Hackers Breach 53 Universities and Dump Thousands of Personal Records Online | Trade group exposes 100,000 passwords for Google, Apple engineers |

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CCC Confer logoCCC Confer is offering a webinar on October 11th from noon to 1pm PST. Titled "3 Things You Might Not Know About YouTube," the webinar is offered FREE to the public.

The draft of the Version 3 Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) has been released for public comment. All are encouraged to review this draft of the standards and submit comments by September 28th via the CEDS website.

Center for Digital Government Presents Cybersecurity Leadership & Innovation Awards 2012The Center for Digital Government is accepting nominations for the Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Awards 2012. The nomination deadline is September 28, 2012. Now is your chance to nominate those government or education programs in cybersecurity technology services that you know deserve

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