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New Approach to Transferring Workforce Courses

The University of North Texas (UNT), a grant partner of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), continues to develop its innovative Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology (BAIT) program. The manager of the BAIT program – principal lecturer David Keathly – recently delivered a webinar to interested faculty and administrators from the CTC’s community of […]

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Is Block Chain Something New Worth Watching?

An important part of every meeting with our National “BILT” (Business and Industry Leadership Team) is the “trends discussion.” That’s the time when BILT members discuss the current state of the IT industry, in terms both of today’s challenges and tomorrow’s tools. At a recent BILT meeting, block chain technology was mentioned. Glenn Wintrich, an […]

Wearing Tech on Your Sleeve

At a recent meeting of the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) national Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT), the subject of wearable technology came up.  The consensus among this esteemed group is that the sky is the limit for that side of the IT industry, which means plenty of opportunities for IT students.  More and […]

Ten Things We Learned at MPICT 2015

I spent two days at the Winter 2015 ICT Educator Conference in San Francisco recently.  In between my usual administrative duties, I was able to attend several 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 ten things I […]

Game Changing Technologies

The National Convergence Technology Center has been very fortunate to work closely with the nonprofit organization North Central Texas InterLink. InterLink brings together business, education and government to help develop the regional workforce. They provide information on job forecasting and future occupation demands and help determine the skills that employees will need to meet those […]

The SDN Revolution

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) meets quarterly with a Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) to help steer program curriculum.   The meetings often involve a passionate discussion of current trends.  The group isn’t always in agreement on what’s relevant to our community college students.  But time and again, the BILT has proven its collective […]

Will “V2V” be the next IT buzzterm?

Image Credit: Wikipedia   Self-driving cars may still seem like the stuff of science fiction (or maybe exotic Google R&D tests on the faraway streets of San Francisco), but a conference entitled the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems was recently held in Detroit.  It’s the 21st year of the conference. That means while we […]

The internet of things, city-sized

Elizabeth Halweg at Fox Valley Technical College in Wisconsin alerted us to a fascinating, forward-looking webinar provided by Cisco on “Smart Connected Communities.” This 90-minute webinar, intended for Cisco Academies and led by Cisco executive Jared Danaraj, explores how the networked “internet of things” concept can be applied to entire communities. That is, the internet-of-things […]