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  After many months of planning and preparation, the University of North Texas’ Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology (BA-IT) degree program has received full accreditation by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), retroactive to 2012 through 2016. This accreditation affirms that the BA-IT program meets all ABET requirements while still utilizing workforce courses…

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Security One of the biggest concerns we heard from many members of the BILT was about security. The booming trend of BYOD and the expansion of the Internet of Things increases the risk to business networks. How can we bring the topic of security into every IT course we teach? Security practices cross the spectrum of…

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I spent four days at the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (better known as HI-TEC) in Chicago recently.  In between my usual administrative duties, I was able to attend seven conference breakout sessions that covered a variety of topics, from program development and best practices to the basics of cloud computing and cyberforensics. Below are…

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Pre-conference Workshop The CTC along with several partners from across the country presented a pre-conference workshop at HI-TEC: “Implementing Free Virtual Labs and Free Curricula to Teach Information Technology and Cybersecurity”. Video from the workshop of each presenter will be available on our YouTube channel in the next few weeks, so check back. Keynotes and Lunch…

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One of the sessions I attended at HI-TEC this year was aimed at introducing ATE centers and projects to the great number of resources available. The session was broken down into six roundtable discussions on individual topics. I got to pick which three interested me most.   Communications/Newsletters: This discussion was facilitated by Dr. Marilyn…

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There were so many great sessions this year at HI-TEC, and thankfully Helen Sullivan shared her notes with us from one of the sessions she attended: the Emerging Technologies Lightening Round. Check out these links below to all of the fascinating technologies they explored. Not sure if any of you were at the Lightning Round…

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