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CVC Course CatalogueThe Bay Area CVC Center provides strategic planning for faculty and staff. Our goal is to foster collaboration and share expertise in online learning.

What's New

CVC announces the availability of online training for

All training will be delivered online, both as facilitated online workshops, and where appropriate, self paced tutorials.
FREE for California Community College Faculty.

For more information, click on the "Training" link on the side menu.

Congratulations 2004 CVC Award Winners

Allison Lenkeit, Foothill College; Monica White, Long Beach College; Larry Ferrara, City College of San Francisco; Patricia Delich accepting for Donna Eyestone, City College of San Francisco; Cheryl Chapman, CVC3, lead judge. Not shown - James Keeshen, Santa Monica College.

See the award winning sites via Web casts (CCC Confer) demoed by the award winners themselves on:

  • October 5 from 1:45 - 2:45
    Donna Eyestone, City College of San Francisco
  • October 5 from 3:00 - 4:00
    Larry Ferrara & Patricia Delich, Instructional Designer, City College of San Francisco
  • October 6 from 2 - 3:30 pm
    Monica White and Amit Schitai, Director of Distance Learning, Long Beach City College will address the e-zteach learning environment and the student-centered approach to development and delivery of DL courses, using Monica's course as an example.

These are web-based presentations requiring a computer (system requirements) with internet access (preferably DSL+ speed) and an extra phone line for audio. You will be able to interact with the presenter through live chat. Before the Web cast, you should run the wizard to check compatibility. Presentations will be archived and available at

Newsletter & Reports

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Training and Online Learning Conference Expo
October 11 - 13, 2004
San Francisco, CA

EDUCAUSE 2004 Annual Conference
October 19 -22
Denver, Colorado

League of Innovation Conference on Information Technology
October 23 - 26, 2005
Wyndham Anatole, Dallas, TX

Open Source Summit
December 1-3, 2004
Scottsdale, AZ

WCET 16th Annual Conference
November 10 - 13, 2004
San Antonio, Texas

Stay Tuned
Open Source Software --- CVC Web cast Series
CVC will offer a series of web casts in the Fall and Spring which will highlight a variety of open source software initiatives. Watch the CVC listserv for details.

CCCCO Regional Workshops on Distance Education
The Chancellor's Office is coordinating a series of in-person workshops to assist distance education administrative personnel. The two hour sessions will address Title 5 Distance Education Guidelines, live captioning requirements and funding, disabled student programs and services, the Distance Learning Online Seminars, the data element dictionary, and the CVC. To register, contact Patricia Davis, Program Coordinator,, 530-895-2887, [email protected]

September 29, 10:00 - Noon
Peralta District Office, Alameda
Hosts: Thomas Hetherington, Kathleen Kerr-Schochet, Janett Willett

October 6, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Fresno City College
Hosts: Bob Gafford, Janice Emerzian, Phil Howard, Richard Hoffman, Vikki Piper

October 7, 10:00 - Noon
Bakersfield College
Hosts: Kristin Rabe, Kathleen Loomis-Tubbesing, Adie Geiser

October 13, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
East Los Angeles College
Hosts: Grace Hernandez Murillo, Mary Seneker, Kevin Nguyen, Kerrin McMahon

October 14, 10:00 - Noon
Coastline College in Garden Grove
Hosts: Stacey Hunter-Schwartz, Michelle Wild, Vince Rodriquez

October 20, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
De Anza College
Hosts: Donna Bradshaw, Steve Sellitti, Carl Brown, Sean Keegan, Linda Elvin, Deborah Norling


Project SAIL --
The League for Innovation in the Community College, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has launched Project SAIL (Specialty Asynchronous Industry Learning). Through a network of colleges and industry partners, Project SAIL is a national marketplace promoting access, exchange, and dissemination of specialized industry-driven programs anywhere and anytime for community college students. For more specific details and questions refer to

"Open Source - Open Learning: Why Open Source Makes Sense for Education"
Chris Coppola and Ed Needley, Summer, 2004
This white paper contains a comprehensive listing of open source software initiatives and a rational to support adoption of open source software.


Regional Colleges

College of Alameda
Cabrillo College
Cañada College
Chabot College
Contra Costa College
De Anza College
Diablo Valley College
Evergreen Valley

Foothill College
Laney College
Las Positas College
Los Medanos College
College of Marin
Merritt College
Mission College
Ohlone College
City College of
San Francisco

San Jose City College
College of San Mateo
Santa Rosa
Junior College

Skyline College
Solano College
Vista College
West Valley College