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A council focused on interoperability of data systems and data exchange standards in higher education will hold its spring data summit in May 2012 in Las Vegas. Registration for the event is now open.

California Career CafeTwo new websites provide CCC students, faculty and staff with career resources intended to help create clear pathways from the classroom to meaningful careers.

CISOA/SecureITThe California Community Colleges Chief Information Officers Association (CISOA) and SecureIT have announced a joint conference in 2012. "Managing The Future" will be held March 18-20 in Ontario, California and CCC Chancellor Jack Scott will keynote.

Don't ForgetThe nomination period for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office 2011 Technology Awards has begun and will continue through February 1, 2012.

Veterans Day 2011: 11-11-11: Honoring Our Nation's Veterans"As we offer our sincere appreciation and respect to our veterans, to their families, to those who are still in harm's way, and to those we have laid to rest, let us rededicate ourselves to serving them as well as they have served the United States of America."

The following chart compares the number of distance education courses offered by campuses and centers in the California Community Colleges system statewide. Where does your college rank?

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Technology Focus Award.

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has announced the nomination period for its 2011 Technology Awards, which recognize excellence within the CCC system. Nominations for this will begin on December 1, 2011 and end February 1, 2012.

Sacramento capitol || Kapitol von SacramentoTwo bills recently signed into law in California—AB 743 "Common Assessment" and AB 1056 "eTranscript California"—are expected to result in significant savings of time and money for more than 2.6 million students in the California Community Colleges system.

CENIC 2012: Beyond the NetworkThe Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) will hold its 16th annual conference, Beyond the Network, March 12-14, 2012, at the Sheraton hotel in Palo Alto, California. The CENIC 2012 Program Committee has called for proposals and award nominations.

eLearning 2012, Long Beach, CA, February 18-21, 2012, The Westin Long BeachDon't miss this opportunity to recognize your staff for their tremendous hard work, excellent student services, and quality eLearning courses. The deadline to nominate a colleague or distance learning program to receive special recognition for excellence from the Instructional Technology Council

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Screenshot of EchoSign digital dashboard."Getting a signature has never been easier." That's the Adobe EchoSign promotional claim for its electronic signature solution. Unlike some promotional claims though, this claim is one that rings true.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for SchoolsThe accrediting commission responsible for accrediting schools that offer degrees in the western United States recently revised its policy regarding distance education and correspondence. The policy revision reflects changes to federal regulatory requirements and the policy document includes best

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ePortfolio California. For learning. For Life.Three leading ePortfolio organizations have created a series of webinars to address concerns and questions from the higher education community about electronic portfolio technologies and how various ePortfolio tools might meet their diverse needs for teaching and learning.

Mid-Pacific Information and Communications Technologies CenterThe California Community Colleges system has created a statewide information and communication technologies (ICT) collaborative in response to strong ICT employment demand detailed in a new report. The collaborative will work to coordinate, improve and promote ICT education and workforce development

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OpenCCCConsider attending the identity management training at the California State University, Chancellor's Office in November. This training will help your college prepare to participate in OpenCCC federation, an integral aspect of OpenCCCApply which will be available summer 2012.

SBCC Santa Barbara City CollegeSanta Barbara City College was among 10 schools that recently recieved a 2011 Campus Technology Innovators Award. SBCC was chosen from a competitive field of 393 entries.

ePortfolio California: For learning. For life.Data standards are critical in higher education. Standards allow student data to be shared easily and securely by colleges and universities. ePortfolio California has a leadership role in developing data standards for ePortfolios at the national level.

CCC/IOU Energy Efficiency PartnershipA partnership between the California Community Colleges (CCC) and California's energy providers addresses energy efficiciency at colleges statewide. The program offers IT energy incentives that result in energy savings at no cost to colleges.

Center for Digital Education's Converge YearbookThe Center for Digital Education would like to spotlight those inspiring individuals in education who have raised the bar through the use of technology. The Converge YEARBOOK is about getting these thought leaders the recognition they deserve.

e-learning 2012, Long Beach, California, February 18-21, 2012, The Westin Long BeachJoin the Instructional Technology Council at eLearning 2012 to collaborate with colleagues from across the country and around the world. Be a part of one of the friendliest and most comprehensive annual distance learning conferences for eLearning practitioners.

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President Barack Obama, center, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of America's fallen military service members as part of a national Memorial Day observance May 30, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Eboni L. Myar. On Memorial Day our nation dedicated a day of remembrance to those that have died in military service to the United States. We honor those that have fallen with the recognition that while all gave some, some gave all. We also honor the fallen by honoring our living veterans as they return home.

The California Virtual Campus and MyEdu recognize the courage and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in our nation's armed forces. California's community colleges offer many courses that may be of interest to the warrior-scholar.

UC Riverside sorority sisters represent MyEdu on the lawn during Greek Week.

The California Virtual Campus has announced that it is working with MyEdu to connect California students to courses and resources intended to help the California Community Colleges increase graduation rates.

CENIC TodayAs we move into summer, CENIC completed several network upgrades in May. Among them is the finalization of network connections for the California Community Colleges Community-Based Online Learning Project, which provides access for online learning for community-based, non-profit organizations.

Two surveys—one for faculty members and one for students—have been developed by the Affordable Content Initiative at the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. The Chancellor's Office has called on the CCC community to distribute the survey links as widely as possible in advance of the June 7,

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CENIC: The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in CaliforniaCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott announced that Jim Dolgonas, chief executive officer of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), has been given the 2010 California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Excellence in Technology Leadership Award.

The 4th International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning (ET4OL) will take place July 11-13 in San Jose, California at The Fairmont Hotel. The deadline for submitting a Cutting Edge conference session proposal is June 1, and early bird pricing and virtual attendance are

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There is only one month left to register for the Online Teaching Conference to be held at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California June 22-24, 2011.

The Community College League of California's Annual Convention & Partner Conferences for college administrators, faculty, staff and trustees will be held in November in San Jose. The deadline to nominate a distinguished alumni is May 31. The deadline to submit a conference proposal is June 3.

HTCTU: High Tech Center Training Unit

The High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) has announced its summer and fall training courses for Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S) faculty and staff of the California community colleges.