Tag Archives: Convergence College Network

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CCN Successes

Each year, we get word of great news and exciting achievements happening at our Convergence College Network (CCN) schools. As we get ready for the summer and the fall semester, we want to share with you a few such stories we received in the past year. Seminole State College of Florida was named best online […]

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The Power of Community

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) manages a group of IT educators from 60 schools in 23 states collectively called the Convergence College Network (CCN). These like-minded faculty members collectively share resources, discuss best practices, and solve problems. It’s a collection of practitioners working together, different from project teams with rigid deadlines and assigned tasks, […]

Hello to Our Newest Partner

Meet David Pope, lead representative for our newest Convergence Technology Center partner college, Ozarks Technical Community College. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Missouri State University. Prior to joining OTC, David worked in hospital information systems for five years, and has worked in collections, legal investigation, and game design. Currently, David teaches […]

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Ride ‘Em, NetRiders

We always like to hear about accomplishments of students from our Convergence College Network (CCN) member schools. Belicia Miraval Albornoz, an instructor at El Centro College in Dallas, send word to us about recent success three of her IT students had at Cisco’s NetRiders competition. NetRiders is an online interactive contest that utilizes Cisco’s web […]

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What is the CCN?

The CTC (National Convergence Technology Center) focuses on four areas of Training, Leadership, Student Recruitment and Retention, and Community. Training involves professional development events and resources; leadership is our BILT where we work with business professionals to see the trends in needed skills and abilities they want to see in graduates and how we can […]

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Outside-the-Box Marketing

One discussion at a recent conference call meeting of the Convergence College Network (CCN) involved creative marketing strategies.  Every IT program needs to attract students and keep them enrolled, but there’s not always a surplus of budget money or marketing personnel available to help with those efforts.  In hearing some of the clever ways our […]

2013 Highlights

2013 Highlights

  2013 was the first full calendar year for the Convergence Technology Center acting as a National ATE Center.  It was a busy twelve months of conferences, professional development, special projects, and meetings.  Lots of meetings. We decided to take a moment to reflect on last year and asked some of our grant partners to […]

CCN Administrators Meeting

Bringing administrators into the conversation

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently held its first-ever meeting for Convergence College Network (CCN) administrators.  The National CTC has long led an active and engaged group of faculty members, but recently realized it may be helpful to create a new opportunity for discussion at a higher administrative level. The conference call/webinar meeting was […]

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A tree grows in Texas

  The Convergence College Network (CCN) began with the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) and just a handful of partner colleges.  Back then the CCN was called the Mentored College Network.  But as the CTC added more and more colleges, it became necessary to rethink the model.  Rather than mentor each college one-on-one, the CTC […]