TechEDge eNews Update | 22 February 2018 |
Leading Technology In Education For California's Future
Farewell From TechEDge

Dear Colleague:

This is the final issue of the TechEDge eNews Update . We thank you for your interest in receiving news about statewide technology efforts and the people bringing cutting-edge technology to the California Community Colleges.

Watch your inbox for a new system technology newsletter, Digital Futures , expected to launch in March.
Student Aid Tied To US InfoSec Law
Colleges in the U.S. are being held to the same legal standard for information security as banks and brokerage houses because they collect student financial data, making them financial services organizations in the eyes of the law. ...

Seats Filling Fast For Tech Center Sunday
Seats are almost filled for CCC Tech Center Sunday, a special half-day, pre-conference event being held in conjunction with the CISOA & 3CBG 2018 conference. The sessions will focus on systemwide technology programs, including information security, IT accessibility and identity management. ...

Guided Pathways Theme Of CCCApply Workshop
With guided pathways reform as the centerpiece of the California Community Colleges’ (CCC) approach to student success, the 2018 CCCApply Annual Workshop will devote a significant portion of its programming to this topic. ...

OEI Updates: Focused On Expansion, Access
Since the inception of the Online Education Initiative (OEI), many California Community Colleges have been working together to address online achievement gaps and increase student access to fully-resourced online courses that propel them toward completion. ...

Metrics Simplification Initiative & Webinars
We are all aware of the many initiative/performance metrics at play in the California Community Colleges (CCC). Understanding, tracking, responding to, and reporting these various metrics have been difficult at best.

In response to the metrics-related concerns expressed by our CCC colleagues, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley has initiated an effort to integrate, simplify and align these various metrics. ...

Accessibil-IT: Automating Web Accessibility
Automated accessibility tools are often perceived as a poor substitute for accessibility testing on websites and other online applications. Automated tools are limited in their ability to identify the full range of accessibility barriers that can impact individuals with disabilities, and none perform the necessary evaluations important for assessing the quality of accessibility repairs. Furthermore, automated tools often report false-positive results requiring human intervention to track down issues in the code that may not be actual accessibility barriers. ...

CCC Awards For Innovation: Deadline March 19
California community colleges and districts are invited to apply for the annual Awards for Innovation in Higher Education, which support breakthrough models to close the achievement gap for underrepresented students that can be applied statewide. ...

OTC'18 Keynote, Workshops Announced
Join us for the 2018 Online Teaching Conference, running Monday, June 18, through Wednesday, June 20, in Anaheim, Calif. Register now to take advantage of the early-bird rate of $300, good through April 15. ...

Systemwide Technology Through CollegeBuys
Community colleges statewide will be able to get discounted pricing on financial aid software and video remote interpreting services through CollegeBuys, under two new technology agreements executed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges. ...

Upcoming Events
Presented by Visiting Vice Chancellor Omid Pourzanjani
February 26, 2018
Online via CCC Confer

Presented by the CCC Accessibility Center
March 1, 2018
Online via Zoom

March 5-7, 2018
Monterey, CA

Pre-Conference Event at CISOA & 3CBG 2018
March 18, 2018
Ontario, CA

March 18-21, 2018
Ontario, CA

Presented by Visiting Vice Chancellor Omid Pourzanjani
March 26, 2018
Online via CCC Confer

March 28, 2018
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

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