First Fridays - connect and share

Fall 2018 First Friday Topics:*

  • August - Faculty Support in the CCCs
  • September - Equity
  • October - CCC Tools to Support Student Success
  • November - Accessibility
  • December - CCC Tools to Connect, Share, and Inspire

*Archives for past webinars may be accessed below.


When: First Friday of the Month*
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Join @ONE and your CCC peers across the state on the first Friday of the month to connect, share, and learn.

  • Each First Friday event will showcase a theme related to teaching and learning in the digital era and be supported by two 1-hour webinars.
  • Register online to attend one or both webinars from your computer or coordinate a group viewing room on campus to engage your peers in discussion.
  • All attendees will receive an email attendance verification that may be used for flex credit (contact your campus flex coordinator to confirm eligibility).
  • Each session is recorded and will be accessible from the "View archive" button on this page within one-week of the event.

September 7th, 2018 - Supporting Equity for Our Students

California community colleges serve over 2 million students--many of them are the first in their families to attend college. Our students juggle work, family, and school. Many experience systemic barriers that inhibit their success, including racism, sexism, poverty, and physical and mental health challenges.

Whether you teach fully online, hybrid, or face-to-face, however, there are resources available to help you build a learning experience for your students that will close the achievement gap, allowing students to meet their academic goals and launch their careers. This First Friday session focuses on using data to better understand the barriers facing your students, developing support services, like online counseling, to support the well-being of online students, and using Open Educational Resources to unlock access to quality learning materials for your students.

Each session requires free, online registration.


Who’s There? Using Data and Analytics to Know Our Online Students

11:00 - 11:50 AM PT



Redesigning the Online Student Experience:
Making Equity Visible

12:00 - 12:50 PM PT



Open and
Course Development

1:00 - 1:50 PM PT


August 3, 2018 - Supporting Faculty in the CCCs

A 2015 report from the Public Policy institute of California shows that faculty support is integral to the success of online courses. Faculty support also plays a key role in encouraging faculty to try using new digital tools and make changes in their teaching. But what exactly does faculty support look like across our system? What can you learn from other California Community Colleges and what do we know about this emerging field? This First Friday session will examine the realities of individuals in faculty support roles, showcase effective strategies and shared struggles, and facilitate sharing across campuses.

Each session requires free, online registration.

Demystifying Faculty Support
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT


Faculty Support Showcase - San Diego Mesa College
1:00 - 2:00 PM PT

June 3, 2018 - Course Design Showcase: Interactions

A strong instructor presence and student-student interactions are essential to cultivating meaningful learning experiences online. Guided by Section B of the OEI Course Design Rubric, this First Friday event will showcase creative strategies for fostering interactions in online classes. You will go beyond announcements and discussion forums and pick up strategies to establish regular effective contact and support a sense of community among learners.

Each session requires free, online registration.

Humanizing Instructor Communications


Ideas for Student-Student Interactions

May 4, 2018 - How can I teach this online?

The CCCs are dedicated to providing all students access to fully online transfer degrees, but some courses are more challenging to deliver online, whether from academic and disciplinary expectations and assumptions, or technical gaps. Recently, however, traditionally face-to-face courses have made huge strides in online development. Join us for a look into two of the disciplines that have faced these challenges, science and communication.

Teaching Science Courses Online


Is Teaching Public Speaking 100% Online Possible?



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