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Jim Dolgonas, CEO and President of CENICThe California Community Colleges system has decided to honor CENIC President and CEO, Jim Dolgonas, with its 2010 CCC Chancellor's Office "Excellence in Technology Leadership" award.

The Aspen Institute logoRecently, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program ranked the nation’s 120 best community colleges—the top 10 percent in the country—and challenged them to compete for the $1 million fund for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Five California colleges made the list.

Sloan-CPlease mark your calendars with the new dates—November 9-11, 2011—for this year’s Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning. The new conference dates provide even greater opportunities to present the best program and events possible.

ePortfolio California has released video presentations from a day-long ePortfolio forum held earlier this year. The videos and support materials are the first in a series of multimedia presentations that will be relased throughout April and May.


Delta College logoWith an overflow crowd of staff and dignitaries in attendance, San Joaquin Delta College officially dedicated its state-of-the-art Lee Belarmino Sr. District Data Center with a recent ribbon cutting ceremony. The data center is exemplary and is considered a potential model for other data centers


Cerritos CollegeCerritos College recently received a $750,000 grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC). The grant will be used to support a multi-institutional, open educational resource (OER) project.


Be An Open Learning HeroThe weather is warming up and so are the preparations for this year’s Online Teaching Conference (OTC) to be held at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. Details of the pre-conference workshops have been released.


Cyber CTIThe 11th Annual Cyber Teachers' Institute (CTI) has opened for registration. CTI is a professional development opportunity focused on online teaching practices and pedagogy.

CISOA/SecureIT Conference 2011IT security and collaboration were the dominant themes this week as chief technology officers from throughout the state and from each of California's higher education segments converged in Santa Clara.

Be an Open Learning Hero: 2011 Online Teaching Conference, June 22-24, Orange Coast Community CollegeThe Online Teaching Conference, at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, is coming up June 23-24. Attend and enjoy the best sunny Orange County has to offer. Register by Wednesday, April 20 and save $50–100 to attend in person.

wow2011.pngThe WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies has announced a call for nominations for its WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award. Nominations are open to WCET members in good standing until April 24, 2011.

Matthew Coombs, Senior Director of Systems Development, San Joaquin Delta College DistrictMatthew Coombs, Senior Director of Systems Development at San Joaquin Delta College District, will serve as Chair of a Kuali Student Workgroup for the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council. Coombs serves on the PESC board of directors representing Kuali; and within Kuali, he works on the


Hands Across California | 04.17.2011 | Benefiting California Community CollegesOn April 17 at 2 p.m. history will be made as Hands Across California (HAC) brings together an estimated 1 million people to join hands in a line up and down California in support of the state’s nearly 3 million community college students.

The Ninth Annual SecureIT Information Technology & Network Security Conference 2011A panel of three chief technology officers—one from each of California's three higher education segments—will provide the keynote address at CISOA/SecureIT 2011, a conference focused on the concerns of the IT professional in management, security, information systems and IT curriculum.

Online Teaching Conference 2011: June 22-24, Orange Coast CollegeRegistration is now open for the 2011 Online Teaching Conference (OTC). This year’s conference is again a collaboration between the California Educational Technology Collaborative (CETC) and Computer Using Educators (CUE).

College Seen Photo Contest 2011Students are constantly stretched for funds when it comes to educational costs. Creative and artistic disciplines, like photography and design, come with high equipment, software and training costs, which can be prohibitive to students just starting out with raw talent and an eye for beauty.

Best of California Awards Program 2011The Center for Digital Government has announced the opening of the Best of California Awards program for 2011. The Best of California Awards were established to recognize California state and local government and education organizations for their dedication, hard work and contributions in information


eTranscript CaliforniaeTranscript California now has more than 55 participating institutions across California and more than 210,000 electronic transcripts have been  delivered successfully.The leadership of this exciting project cordially invites you to the 2011 eTranscript California Workshop, held this year at the


WCET Conference: ConnectThe WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies has invited the higher education community to share some of the innovative concepts, good practices and new research findings that are making a difference in how technology advances higher education.

Next Generation Learning Challenges: Transforming education through technologyTwo California community colleges have been chosen as finalists in a grant competition that provides investment capital for technology-enabled solutions that address barriers to educational success.

SecureIT: Information Technology & Network SecurityThe California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) and SecureIT are collaborating on a joint conference that will allow the groups to leverage their resources and present an outstanding set of pre-conference and conference sessions at a reasonable price.

A screenshot of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office online grants system.

Kathy Pulse is a Specialist in the Nursing and Allied Health department within the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. She and her team support more than 70 colleges that offer nursing programs. Since 2005, the Nursing and Allied Health Unit has distributed tens of millions of


ePortfolio California. For learning. For life.Three ePortfolio communities will collaborate to host a webinar series featuring a wide range of ePortfolio vendors. The series will allow those using ePortfolios for teaching and learning to ask the vendors to address specific questions, issues and topics. Input regarding which questions, issues


Winners of the 12th Annual Best Practices Competition will recieve their awards at the PESC Spring 2011 Data Summit.Entries for the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) Annual Best Practices Competition are now being accepted. Now in its 12th year, the Best Practices competition is held to highlight and promote innovation and ingenuity in the application and implementation of standards for business needs


moodlemoot: Where Moodle Minds MeetMoodle invites you to join its founder, Martin Dougiamas, and your colleagues in the Sonoma Wine Country for an inspiring and enriching two-day conference. Proposal and poster submissions are open to all interested parties through February 14th, 2011, and an early-bird discount for registration is


Campus Technology Innovators Awards 2011Campus Technology has asked the higher education community to nominate institutions, technology project leaders and vendor partners for its 2011 Innovator Awards. Nominations are due by February 15, 2011.

ET4OLThe Call for Presentations for the 4th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4OL), a joint symposium of The Sloan Consortium and MERLOT, has been extended through Feb 21, 2011. ET4OL will be held July 11-13, 2011 in San Jose, California.

CENIC 2011 Expanding Our HorizonsEvery year, CENIC selects applications in four areas—Educational, Gigabit/Broadband, High-Performance Research and Experimental/Developmental Applications—that showcase the ways in which advanced networks are and will be changing the world we live in and our way of interacting with it in the arenas of


2011 Online Teaching ConferenceAs a reminder, there is still time to submit a presentation proposal to the Online Teaching Conference 2011 at Orange Coast Community College. The deadline for submission has been extended to midnight on January 31.

@ONEAs a reminder, there is still time to attend the 2011 @ONE Institute, which will be held February 1-3 at Glendale Community College. Sharpen your technology skills while completing fun projects that will help you and your students.