The California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative Town Hall at Campus Technology Forum
The California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative will be holding its first informational town hall events at Campus Technology Forum 2014. The town halls were created to inform Community College administration and technology leadership about the California Community College Online Education Initiative.
The Town Hall sessions will be simulcast from the Campus Technology Forum in Long Beach and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in Sacramento. Those that wish to attend can participate from either location. The Town Hall sessions are free. Those attending in Long Beach are welcome to attend the complete Campus Technology Forum at a special discount rate.
Interested in participating in the full Campus Technology Forum? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on adding the CT Forum to your OEI registration for a discounted rate of $199!
Town Hall Program, Wednesday, April 9th
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall: 8:30 am - 9:15 am
Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Part 1: Advancing Technology for California's Community College Students, 10:00 am -10:50 am
(Simulcast from Campus Technology Forum in Long Beach and the CCC Chancellor’s Office in Sacramento.)
Join us as we explore three new initiatives that will integrate, improve, and evolve existing technology services for the benefit of all California community college students and colleges. The Online Education Initiative (OEI) will dramatically increase the number of students who obtain college associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges each year by providing online courses and services within a statewide CCC Online Education Ecosystem. The Education Planning Initiative (EPI) will use centralized and integrated technology solutions to better guide students to define and achieve their educational goals, while streamlining the process and providing support to faculty and staff that use the system.
The Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) will develop a Common Assessment System that will contain: test preparation; test delivery; test administration; data collection and course placement guidance.
The directors of the OEI, EPI, and CAI will speak about the goals of the initiatives and the history that led to their creation. A Q&A session will follow the talk.
- Joseph Moreau, Executive Sponsor/Executive Director, Online Education Initiative and Vice Chancellor of Information Technology at Foothill-De Anza Community College District
- Tim Calhoon, Executive Sponsor, Online Education Initiative and Director of the California Community Colleges Technology Center at Butte
- John Ittelson PhD., Associate Executive Director, Online Education Initiative and Professor Emeritus, CSU Monterey Bay (Moderator)
Town Hall Part 2: The California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative, 11:10 am - 12:00 am
Join our panel of experts to discuss the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative.
This comprehensive, statewide initiative will dramatically increase the number of California students who obtain college associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges each year by providing online courses and services within a statewide CCC Online Education Ecosystem. Special attention will be given to ensuring retention and success through basic skills support and other support services, especially for underserved and underrepresented cohort groups including those with disabilities.
Ultimately the initiative is expected to increase ease of use and convenience of the online experience, as well as significantly increase demand for online course delivery for California’s community college students.
The Online Education Initiative Launch Team officers responsible for academic affairs, student services, and technology will speak about the vision of the initiative and current progress, as well as the strategic approach to addressing its many challenges. A Q&A session will follow the talk.
- Ric Matthews, Chief Academic Affairs Officer, Online Education Initiative
- Anita Crawley, Chief Student Services Officer, Online Education Initiative
- Fred Sherman, Chief Technology Officer, Online Education Initiative
- John Ittelson, Associate Executive Director, Online Education Initiative and Professor Emeritus, CSU Monterey Bay (Moderator)
Closing Keynote: 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
- Ellen Wagner, Partner and Senior Analyst for Sage Road Solutions, LLC