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Add student portfolios to your class next semester!

As mentioned in a previous blog post the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) Business and Industry Leadership Team (“BILT”) has long pushed for IT students to curate portfolios of their work.  The BILT believes that job candidates who can show their work at a job interview – by using the portfolio to demonstrate an ability […]

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National BILT Ends 2018 Discussing IT Progression

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently convened its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) for one last time in 2018.  Regular blog readers know that these BILT meetings are a forum to discuss future trends in the IT workplace.  The hope is that these quarterly BILT meetings can keep educators regularly updated on the […]

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CCN Focus: Glenn Jones, Tulsa Community College

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blogs, we would like to introduce to you some of our professors and instructors in the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of […]

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How many of these 2019 trends did you know were coming?

Gartner, Inc. recently announced its list of the “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019.”  The company defines a “strategic technology” as one with “substantial disruptive potential” and that will soon break out of “an emerging state into broader impact and use.”  You can read the press release here, but it’s worth noting how many […]

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The ATE Principal Investigators Conference

Grant partners and staff from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended the National Science Foundation’s ATE (AdvanceTechnological Education) Principal Investigators (PI) conference in Washington, DC.  That’s the annual gathering of ATE center and project grantees from all over the country.  The conference offers a great opportunity for collaboration and networking, as 800 or […]

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CCN Focus: Dwight Watt, Georgia Northwestern Technical College

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blogs, we would like to introduce to you some of our professors and instructors in the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of […]

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Are your students curating project portfolios?

The National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) Business and Industry Leadership Team (“BILT”) has long insisted when job candidates sit down for an interview, those who have a portfolio of their work stand a better chance of getting hired.  For that reason, the BILT asks that every IT program require students to create and maintain portfolios […]

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Strategies for Writing a Report that Gets Read

Staff members from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) attended a special “One-Page Report” webinar earlier this year led by Emma Perk and Lyssa Becho of EvaluATE.  The webinar discussed specific strategies for creating reports that quickly and clearly convey “meaningful data.”  It’s a smart alternative to multi-page reports packed full of data that may […]

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How one school addresses the lack of women in technology…

One of the grant goals of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) involves the sharing and disseminating of best practices for boosting the inclusion of women in IT programs.   A recent Wired magazine article profiled Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, where the number of women in its computer science program […]

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Student Feature: Jacquelyn Johnson – Lone Star College

Jacquelyn Johnson would be “pounding pavement in a parking lot” as a hospital security guard if it wasn’t for a high school teacher encouraging her to consider networking. The high school she attended offered Cisco courses as an elective, and Jacquelyn started taking these classes her sophomore year and continued throughout her senior year. It was […]