TechEDge eNews Update | 23 February 2017 |
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Tech Center Wednesday At CISOA-3CBG 2017
Wednesday conference sessions have been added to the CISOA & 3CBG 2017 annual conference program that will spotlight the California Community Colleges (CCC) Project Glue initiative and cloud services from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Tech Center Receives CENIC Innovations Award
The California Community Colleges (CCC) Technology Center has been selected to receive the CENIC 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Educational Applications, to be presented during CENIC’s annual conference in March.

The award is in recognition of the Technology Center’s groundbreaking work to develop a systemwide federated identity for students across the CCC’s 113 colleges.

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CCCApply & eTranscripts Keynotes Announced

Keynote speakers and session topics have been announced for the 2017 CCCApply & California Electronic Transcripts Annual Workshop being held April 12-13 at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, Calif.

Both days will focus on harnessing the power of data for student success, with sessions dedicated to discussions of statewide technology initiatives.

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.
Martha Kanter To Keynote Online Teaching Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that Martha J. Kanter, Executive Director of the College Promise Campaign, will return to the Online Teaching Conference (OTC) this year as a keynote speaker for the event, being held June 19-21, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif.

Accessibil-IT: Hands-on Accessibility Testing
Web and information technology (IT) accessibility evaluations involve a combination of both automated and manual accessibility testing. Whereas automated accessibility tests focus on code accuracy and technical conformance, manual accessibility tests focus on functionality and the degree to which an individual with a disability can perceive, operate and understand a website or IT product.

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Ed Planning Initiative Professional Development
The California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is beginning its conference season by providing stakeholders with information on where to learn more about EPI and how to get involved.

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Training: How To Make Course Content Accessible
@ONE has launched a newly revised and updated course in Canvas: “Creating Accessible Course Content,” bringing a fresh perspective on how to make online courses more accessible.
Carbon Black, PortalGuard Now Available From CollegeBuys
New network security solutions are available to California community colleges through CollegeBuys, a program of the Foundation for California Community Colleges that negotiates discounted pricing for the colleges on a wide range of educational products.
Vendor Webinars: Adobe, Alcatel-Lucent, Concur
Several technology vendor partners of CollegeBuys are hosting webinars in February, March and April to discuss products and services available to California community colleges through
PESC Spring 2017 Summit & Call For Best Practices Entries
Registration is open for the PESC Spring 2017 Data Summit, taking place May 3-5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Entries are also being accepted for PESC’s Annual Best Practices Competition, with the award to be presented during the summit.
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April 12-13, 2017
Sacramento, CA

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