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ocotillo present

Retreat 2004


Online Learning Group

Ocotillo College Centers

Maricopa Learning eXchange

ocotillo past

Ocotillo Year by Year

Ocotillo 1989-1999
(slide show)

(year by year changes)

(year-end summaries)

(year-end gatherings)

l a n d s c a p e
of technology & learning @ maricopa


This is an archive of the Ocotillo Project once published at the Maricopa Community Colleges at the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction

These web pages are no longer available and are partly preserved here by the builder of the sites as a small niche of web history. Some links and pages will not work. More may be available in the Internet Archive

Now in it's 18th year, Ocotillo since 1987 has served as a faculty-driven catalyst for addressing technology and learning at the Maricopa Community Colleges. Ocotillo takes its name from a plant which is indigenous to the natural Arizona landscape. Like the plant's branches which reach up and out in many directions, Ocotillo's ideas may reach out, grow, and flourish.

Ocotillo is lead by our general faculty chair, John Arle, Biology instructor from Phoenix College. For the 2004-2005 year, we have launched a new structure for Ocotillo, re-inventing itself for the third time in its history. We have returned to a set of topical groups, led by faculty co-chairs. The Action Groups for this year are focussing on (note: internet archive links:) Learning Objects, Hybrid Course Structures, ePortfolios, and Emerging Learning Teachnologies.

Each group will be developing its own array of activities, projects, workshops, etc to involve interested faculty and staff from across the Maricopa system. All of the action includes an electronic presence, with each group running its own weblog, wiki, and discussion board, that feed the new Ocotillo Central web site (Internet Archive Link). It is a brand new day for Ocotillo!

ocotillo action group central

For 2004-2005 you should use this new web site (Internet Archive Link) to keep up to date on everything going on with Ocotillo and the new Action Groups. We are using a collection of linked weblogs for each group to publish their activities and news, plus wikis for collaborative resource building, and online discussions.

The main site above is a "dashboard" for all four groups, and it uses RSS technology to dynamically display the latest new items added to each groups online "branches".

These electronic tools are used in conjunction, not in place of, the sctivities each group will coordinate-- Ocotillo will not only discuss hybrid courses, but we will act in a hybrid fashion.

ocotillo search

no longer available

more ocotillo info

Maricopa's Ocotillo Evolves Again (2005) (dead link)
Visioning For Learning presentation (2003)
League of Innovation presentation (1999)
Ocotillo Brochure (1999)


The "real" Ocotillo
(a desert plant)


Note: This is an archive of web pages Alan Levine built for the MCLI from 1994-2006. Links will break and errors may occur.

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