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Student Feature: Elias Marcet, Miami Dade College

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blog and videos, we would like to introduce IT students attending our Convergence College Network (CCN) schools. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of resources to enhance their…

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CCN Focus Feature: Dr. Diego Tibaquira, Miami Dade College

For the past two years, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) has featured blogs that introduced 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 resources to enhance…

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Using Social Media

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently surveyed faculty members of the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. Sixty-six educators participated. Among the questions was one asking about social media engagement. While the survey was designed to gauge the effectiveness of the CTC’s social media and digital outreach, the results might also point to overall social…

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Updated IT Infrastructure Job Skills List Now Available

Each May, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convenes its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) to prioritize the essential entry-level IT job skills students and graduates will need to know in the next 12-36 months. The BILT always looks ahead, answering “what’s next?” rather than “what’s happening now?” because higher education curriculum development can…

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Two Trends with Online Training

The books are closed for the 2021 edition of Summer Working Connections. Last month the National CTC hosted 128 faculty members online from 23 states across the country for a five-day professional development event. Regular blog readers know that Working Connections (offered for five days each July and three days each December) provides a deep…

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Student Feature: Angelo Teoxon, Lone Star College

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blog and videos, we would like to introduce IT students attending our Convergence College Network (CCN) schools. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of resources to enhance their…

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CCN Feature: Dr. CK Lambach of Waukesha County Technical College

Associate Dean Cyndi Kaye Lambach of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), recently talked to the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) about her experiences as a teacher and administrator. This interview is part of the CTC’s ongoing series of discussions with professors and instructors in the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. The CCN is a select…

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Data Ethics Workshop This Week

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be hosting this week a special half-day workshop as part of the annual HITEC conference entitled “Responsible AI: Challenges and Best Practices for Integrating Ethics in Your IT Program.” Faculty attendees from across the country will learn practical strategies and best practices for adding data science ethics curriculum…

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Summer Working Connections Starts Today

Working Connections, an annual professional development event for IT faculty hosted by the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), launched earlier today. We’re welcoming 139 faculty members from 23 states to take a five-day, deep dive into one of six specific topics. The goal is that these attendees will take this training back home and immediately…

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CTC Webinar Inspires Journal Article

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is pleased to announce that its December 2020 “Brown Bag” webinar on LinkedIn strategies has inspired a new journal article. This past May, the Community College Journal of Research and Practice published “Leveraging LinkedIn: How Can Educators Help College Students Market Themselves,” which was co-authored by the National CTC’s…

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