NameCoach is a really cool app available in Canvas this Spring.
Check out this video for more information on the app:
Here’s a video that shows you how to enable NameCoach in your Canvas course:
The new interface emulates Canvas, is easier to view and navigate, along with the new features described below.
Detailed articles are available on our support pages at https://ccctechconnect.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
Please contact CCC Confer Tech Support with your questions.
CCC Confer Tech Support
Tel: 760-744-1150 ext 1537 or 1554
Take the “Introduction to Open Educational Resources” online course, which is offered from (Jan 14th to Feb 3rd). You can complete at your own pace within the timeframe.
If you haven’t already, please consider adopting open educational resources as an alternative to costly, traditional textbooks. If you have additional questions, want to get involved, or need support, contact Cyrus Helf (email@example.com)
NEWS FLASH: Since 2011, College of the Canyons has seen a nearly 98 percent increase in the number of students graduating. Chancellor Diane Van Hook cites increased textbook affordability through OER adoption as a major contributing factor. Read the story here.
During Spring 2017, the ASCCC established the ASCCC Open Educational Resources Task Force. Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials freely available in the public domain. A definition of OER from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is: “OER are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others.”
The ASCCC will be formally launching its OER Initiative (OERI) in the spring 2019 term. The ASCCC OERI received funding via a trailer bill during the last budget cycle and proposed that the ASCCC would create an initiative that serves to:
● coordinate OER activities in the CCCs, including content curation, review, modification, and development;
● engage in ancillary resource curation and development; and
● provide support to address copyright, accessibility, technical, and other related issues (e.g., print on demand).
In an effort to prioritize the OER work, there is a need to determine what OER is currently in use in our system and what the perceived needs are. In order to approach this in a manageable way, we are piloting information collection from select disciplines. It is our goal to gather as much general and specific information from faculty in the identified disciplines as possible. If you are in any of these disciplines, we look forward to your participation. If you are not, please share this with all appropriate faculty. At the present time, we are gathering information from faculty teaching courses in the following disciplines:
1. Child Development (Early Childhood Education)
2. Communication Studies
3. Computer Science
The ASCCC OER Task Force would appreciate if you would spent 10-15 minutes of your time completing this survey designed to inform our work.
Thank you for your time, it is greatly appreciated.
C-ID/OER Program Manager
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
One Capitol Mall, Suite 340
Sacramento | CA | 95814
916 445 4753 | ph
916 323 9867 | fx
NameCoach is excited to announce their partnership with the Foundation for the California Community College System and the Online Education Initiative! NameCoach is a new tool provided by the OEI to California Community Colleges that nurtures inclusion campus-wide. It is now available to all OEI consortiums colleges at no cost and available to all CCCs at a discount.
Can•Innovate: NameCoach for Equitable Classrooms
Please join NameCoach’s CEO Praveen Shanbhag to learn about how NameCoach helps build a more inclusive and equitable classroom.
Friday – October 26 – 12 PM Pacific
NameCoach provides students with a simple way to record a pronunciation of their name and convey their gender that is easily shared with their instructor and student peers. In this webinar, you will see NameCoach in action and hear how Foothill College has used it in Canvas and for commencement to foster belonging and address equity gaps.
**If you are not able to attend the webinar but interested in receiving a recording of it, simply register here and we’ll deliver it directly to your inbox.**
NameCoach can be used in conjunction with a variety of campus technologies to provide on-demand playback of student name pronunciations wherever they may be needed. The core features of NameCoach solve many of the challenges universities face with building inclusive campus communities.
Discover More About NameCoach: Explore Our Website
Director, Partner Community Development
NameCoach || Hear the name, Say it right
firstname.lastname@example.org || Direct line: 408-414-7514
The California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative invites you and members of your College Implementation Team to attend an upcoming Notebowl Implementation Webinar to introduce the service, explain the benefits for student success, and review the implementation process for your college, and provide an important service to your students with the support of the CVC-OEI. All are welcome!
Notebowl Implementation Webinar
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 7 from 1:00PM – 2:00PM.
Please use the following link to join us: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/971431177
The webinar will be recorded and sent to participants with captions after the live session. For real-time captioning services, please contact Karen Oeh (email@example.com) at least 7 business days prior to the meeting.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Oeh, M.A.
Program Coordinator – College Support Representative
California Virtual Campus Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI)
Visit us online at http://cccOnlineEd.org
The OEI is funded by a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
This is a great database for independent documentary films on traditional American cultures. Check out their library of films: http://www.folkstreams.net/films.php
And while you are visiting, take a look at the feature documentary done by the Director of the Digital Design Studio, Scott Kecken.
We Are Arabbers follows the horse-and-wagon produce vendors along the streets of Baltimore, Maryland as they struggle to make a living and maintain their unique culture.