CCC Technology for Student Success News
Volume 1, Issue 3 - July 17, 2014
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It's Summertime
OEI Update Blog
OEI Developments
EPI Developments
CAI Developments

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It's Summertime,
But Progress Has Not Slowed


As the summer months unfold, the Online Education Initiative (OEI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI), and Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) are in full swing, with virtual and face-to-face meetings, the culmination of highly informed decision-making processes, numerous professional statewide collaborations, and the sharing of solid and helpful ideas from across the system.

With the official appointment of Pat James as the OEI's Executive Director, the California Community Colleges system is seeing the early phase of this initiative through in its entirety. In particular, Pat's first post in her new "OEI Update" blog is a great place to start for a succinct overview of everything this initiative has accomplished to date.


In addition, OEI Statewide Program Manager Steve Klein has been working diligently to ensure the process for publishing a Request for Proposal for a common course management system is an inclusive one, with statewide input on numerous levels. Please see "OEI Developments Laying Solid Foundation" for information about the latest advances by the OEI.


The EPI also has plenty of progress notes to share. EPI Statewide Program Manager Carlo Santos has been leading this effort. Please see "EPI Shaping RFP, Portal Elements" for the latest EPI overview.


The CAI has been assisted through the excellent leadership of CAI Statewide Program Manager Dr. Jennifer Coleman. Please see "CAI Reviews RFI, Forms Key Work Groups" for a progress update on the CAI.


In other news, four members of the OEI Steering Committee will attend an invitation-only, three-day Learner Analytics Summit, July 21 to July 23, to be held at the University of Maryland University College in Baltimore, and sponsored by the Kresge Foundation.


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Introducing "OEI Update,"
By Executive Director Pat James

OEI Executive Director Pat James has launched the "OEI Update" blog, created to keep everyone well informed, as well as to include a forum that shows what it's like for Pat to be leading this important work. Pat's blog also gives readers a great opportunity to provide feedback and comments. Please read Pat's first blog post.
OEI Developments Laying Solid Foundation 


Several key decisions have been or will be made within the next month that will form the foundation for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) as it enters the pilot phase.  


EPI Shaping RFP, Portal Elements


With governance now in place, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is beginning to tackle the question of technology to support a systemwide student services portal.


CAI Reviews RFI,
Forms Key Work Groups

Flexible and innovative solutions exist for a common assessment platform, as does the potential to integrate and leverage these solutions with a variety of California Community College initiatives and programs.