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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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Believe In Access, Redesign The Systems, Shift The Culture

Believe In Access, Redesign The Systems, Shift The Culture

The crazy conference season is upon us and the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) management team is everywhere! Look for us and introduce yourselves. We will be answering questions and collecting your ideas. This post is about how we think about success in online education within

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Illuminating Facts, Debunking Myths

Illuminating Facts, Debunking Myths

Where is the year going? It’s already fall. Well, if you are thinking school, it’s fall. If you are thinking temperature, it’s still summer! I have to start by sending my love and best thoughts to the people of my home county, Lake County. I was lucky

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Getting Out Of Our Own Way

Getting Out Of Our Own Way

Before I get into the post for this month, I want to sincerely thank the online instructors from the Online Education Initiative (OEI) pilot colleges who will be opening their courses in Canvas this month (some this week!). You have been so patient with us and have worked so

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Making The Impossible Possible

Making The Impossible Possible

So it’s a hot and muggy summer in California. Much of the community colleges community is taking a well-deserved break from the pace of providing education to more than 2 million students. Those of us working within the Online Education Initiative (OEI) are trying to carve out a couple

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Reflecting On Our Accomplishments So Far

Reflecting On Our Accomplishments So Far

It’s been 18 months since work began on this massive project that’s focused on providing access to quality online learning opportunities for the students of California, and we have accomplished so much. We were selected and funded in December 2013. While it seems to me like only

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Making Online Ed More Accessible

Making Online Ed More Accessible

It’s May and many of us are preparing for the end of the spring term. Within the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), we are moving into a whole new phase of activity. We are evaluating the use of the tutoring and student readiness resources

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