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CCC Maker, part of Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the EconomyTwenty-four California community colleges were awarded a total of $6 million to establish “makerspaces” — do-it-yourself centers where students have access to technology that allows them to create, invent, learn and share ideas.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe Course Exchange, developed by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), is an exciting new way for students to access the classes they need to complete their educational goals.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeEven as many California Community Colleges (CCC) students enjoyed their summer breaks, work continued on college campuses implementing an education planning tool suite developed as part of the CCC Education Planning Initiative (EPI).

California Community Colleges Technology Center Enabling ServicesThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Technology Center has adjusted its organization to simplify the way it communicates with campuses that are involved in one or more CCC Chancellor’s Office-funded technology projects.

California Connects Mobile Internet logoCalifornia Connects, a service offered through CollegeBuys, is celebrating its first anniversary this month. California Connects is a mobile hotspot powered by Sprint that works for any Wi-Fi enabled device.

TechEX17 - Internet2 2017 Technology Exchange ConferenceA call for Gender Diversity Scholarship applicants is open for the Internet2 2017 Technology Exchange Conference (TechEX17), being held in San Francisco this October. Scholarship applications will be accepted through Aug. 18.

Van Ton-Quinlivan, California Community Colleges Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic DevelopmentThe Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) named six new directors to its Board of Directors, including a top official from the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeA hoped-for fall launch of the California Community Colleges (CCC) common assessment has been put on hold. The hold will allow the Chancellor’s Office to further study issues that first led to an analysis of the CCCAssess pilot.

Nearly 1,100 attendees gathered for the Online Teaching Conference 2017, held Monday, June 19, through Wednesday, June 21, at the Hilton Anaheim, in Anaheim, Calif.In June, nearly 1,100 faculty, staff and administrators involved in online education gathered in Anaheim, Calif., for the Online Teaching Conference 2017 (OTC'17), an annual event of the California Community Colleges (CCC) for more than 15 years.