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OEI Updates: The Important Work Of Ensuring Access For Every Student

OEI Updates: The Important Work Of Ensuring Access For Every Student

As a resident of Northern California this February, I have experienced an intense period of weather. Others around the state have also dealt with heavy rains, gusting winds, snowstorms, mudslides or flood waters. It’s a pattern we haven’t seen for a long time. Watching each storm pass

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OEI Updates: Resource Distance Ed Locally

OEI Updates: Resource Distance Ed Locally

I hope you are all having a great fall start! The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) team is holding implementation meetings with our pilot colleges to get them ready to participate in the OEI Exchange. Exchange pilot activities are scheduled to begin in the

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Online Teaching Conference (OTC) | 2017 Dates and Location Announcement!

Online Teaching Conference (OTC) | 2017 Dates and Location Announcement!

Mark your calendars for the next Online Teaching Conference (OTC), which will be held June 19-21, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. After reaching capacity attendance for the 2016 conference, the 2017 event is moving to the Hilton Anaheim to accommodate a larger audience — with the added benefit

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OEI Updates: Why Our Work As Online Educators Matters

(Warning: The first part of this blog is my own thinking about what we are accomplishing. The second is updates on the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI). If you are here strictly for the updates, feel free to jump to the middle of the

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OEI Updates: Working Smarter To Help Students Succeed

While presenting recently, I used a PowerPoint slide that broke all of the style rules. It had way too much stuff on it, lots of writing crammed onto one small screen space. I did it on purpose. It was the list of what we have accomplished in

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OEI Updates: The OEI Is Out & About

Required Course Review Myth Clarification: Before I start the main part of my post for this month, I want to clarify a misconception that has come to my attention. Any California community college can choose to adopt Canvas as their new course management system. Courses do not have

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OEI Updates: Taking Stock, Gearing Up For The Future

OEI Updates: Taking Stock, Gearing Up For The Future

The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) just keeps moving along! We are deep into implementing the tasks that were identified in the original request for application from the CCC Chancellor’s Office, and are being innovative, introspective and attentive to future expectations while considering the items

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OEI Updates: Initiative

OEI Updates: Initiative

Welcome to month 24 of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI). This month’s blog will give you some detailed updates on the initiative. It is also dedicated to the people who are making it work, one day, one step, one solution at a time.

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Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

It’s hard to believe we are already at the end of 2015. This year for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has been a busy one! In this blog post, I’d like to reflect on all we’ve accomplished and the results. Some of the highlights of

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OEI Updates: Increasing Access To Education

OEI Updates: Increasing Access To Education

We find ourselves entering the 23rd month of actual operation of the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI). As I posted last month, we have done a huge amount of work toward creating a systemwide culture that embraces the value of online learning access for our students.

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