Tag Archives: BILT

Internet of Things Tour Part 4 - Ring Doorbell (Summer Working Connections 2018) - National CTC

A Taste of Consumer IoT for Your Classroom

Back by popular demand, the “Preparing to Teach the Internet of Things” track will again be offered at Summer Working Connections this July 8-12, 2019.  Last summer, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) purchased equipment intended specifically to support the labs and exercises taught at the “Preparing to Teach the Internet of Things” track. That equipment […]

All Photos - 58 of 460

Preparing for the National Visiting Committee

It’s all about the “so what?” question. This week, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be hosting its annual grant review panel, called the National Visiting Committee (NVC).  Convening an NVC is a requirement of any National Science Foundation grant over $750,000.  The CTC’s NVC is an expert mix of community college educators, IT […]

Dr. Ann Beheler pictured here receiving the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award from Collin College President, Dr. Neil Matkin.

Congratulations Dr. Ann Beheler

Some big congratulations to the National CTC’s Director Ann Beheler on Collin College’s decision to award her the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, which celebrates “outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.”  In addition to receiving a special certificate from Collin College President Dr. Neil Matkin at the spring All-College Day, […]

IMG_0740

CCN Focus: Ryan Murphy, Sinclair 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 […]

HooperC

Eight Takeaways from Talking to an IT Professional

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is launching a new video series entitled “A Day in the Life” in which IT technicians and executives offer students their perspectives on the IT workplace. This series was requested by the CTC’s National Visiting Committee (NVC) – a group of business and education experts that convene once a […]

Screen Shot 2019-01-30 at 10.21.58 AM

CCN Community Shares Best Practices

Four times a year, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convenes the Convergence College Network (CCN) – a community of 69 community colleges and universities from 27 states – to share best practices and resources.  These meetings usually run via Zoom web meeting.  But once a year, in conjunction with the annual Summer Working Connections […]

513327-PI8B3G-533

Did you miss these posts from 2018?

As 2018 comes to a close, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) wanted to take a moment to look back at the many topics covered in its blog.  In 2018, the National CTC posted 37 blog entries.  Using Google Analytics, the posts below were identified as among the most popular blog posts of the year.  […]

Screen Shot 2018-12-10 at 10.28.22 AM

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 […]

Smart home technology infographic vector
<a href="https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/infographic">Infographic vector created by Rawpixel.com - Freepik.com</a>

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 […]

Trends

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 […]