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The eTranscript California project has received a 2010 Innovations in Networking Award in the category Educational Applications from the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC). Awardees are recognized for new network uses that hold the potential to change the way California delivers and manages education.


The awards will be presented at the CENIC Annual Conference during an awards luncheon on Tuesday, March 9th in Monterey, California. Tim Calhoon, director of the CCC Technology Center and project lead for eTranscript California has been invited to present on the award-winning project to conference attendees.

eTranscript California, formerly CCCTran, is a Web-based electronic transcript system for requesting, transmitting, tracking, downloading and viewing academic transcripts among authorized educational institutions and their trading partners. eTranscript California allows electronically-capable educational institutions to send and receive transcripts.

Some of the benefits of eTranscript include: faster processing of transcript requests from authorized institutions; translating transcripts into XML and EDI formats to for delivery to institution application systems; and user-friendly functionality to view, print, store and download received transcripts.

The presentations from the award winners will be webcast on the CENIC Web site for live and on-demand viewing after the conference.

CENIC is a collaboration among California schools to provide cost-effective, high-bandwidth networking to support their missions and answer the needs of their faculty, staff and students. CENIC designs, implements and operates CalREN, the California Research and Education Network, a high-bandwidth, high-capacity Internet network specially designed to meet the unique requirements of these communities.

The awards are presented at the CENIC annual conference “to highlight exemplary innovations that leverage the CalREN network, particularly where those innovations have the potential to revolutionize the way instruction and research are conducted.” Other award categories include: Gigabit/Broadband Applications, Experimental/Developmental Applications and High-Performance Research Applications.

The CENIC 2010 Annual Conference will be held March 8-10 at the Hyatt Monterey Hotel in Monterey, California. <>

Sandoval Chagoya is a CCC Technology Center Project Manager
and TechEDge Managing Editor.