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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 […]

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Working Connections’ Photos and Impact

Since 2002, Working Connections professional development events – both the five-day summer sessions and the three-day winter session – have provided free training to over 700 faculty members (1850+ duplicated enrollments) in over 100 cutting-edge IT topics to keep curriculum aligned with current workforce skills.  The most recent longitudinal survey data gathered from faculty attendees […]

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CCN Focus: Ernie Friend, Florida State College at Jacksonville

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 do you use social media at your events?

For several years now, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) has publicized a special Twitter hashtag in conjunction with its annual Summer Working Connections professional development training event.  This past July, however, for the first time ever, the National CTC took this social media strategy one step further by creating a “photo booth” space in […]

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Emerging Business Trend: Converged and Hyper-converged Infrastructure

How much do you know about “converged infrastructure” (CI) and “hyper-converged infrastructure” (HCI)?  Educators may want to check with their local business group to find out what how much students need to know about these two kinds of architecture.  The CTC recently came across a couple of columns from IT Business Edge that discusses the […]

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CCN Focus: Bruce Caraway, Lone Star 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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Summer Working Connections 2018…a Week Later

Summer Working Connections 2018 was a success! It overflowed with IT knowledge, IT experts and IT faculty. Over ninety IT instructors from all over the US arrived ready to absorb as much information as possible within a week and return home to use what they have learned. Now that it is over, the feedback, comments […]

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The Countdown Continues…#summerwc2018

Six more days before the hashtag #summerWC2018 takes on a whole new meaning when attendees will use it to compete for “Best Selfie,” “Most Creative Post,” “Most Posts,” and “Track Spirit Award.”  It’s an understatement to say that Summer Working Connections – the biggest event the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosts each year – […]