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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
A Virtual Conference Exhibit Booth
National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) grant staff recently attended the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) in Miami. It’s a great conference packed full of engaging presentations and lively networking opportunities. In addition to participating in several breakout session presentations, hosting a pre-conference workshop, and supporting the attendance of IT faculty from select Convergence College…Read More
Collin College has a Very Special Trailer
The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently hosted a meeting for its annual National Visiting Committee (NVC), the panel of educators and industry experts that evaluate the progress of NSF-funded Advanced Technological Education centers like the CTC. Part of the NVC’s discussion focused on the need for high school guidance counselors to better understand the…Read More
Are you thinking about submitting an ATE grant this fall?
A special workshop was held at the Innovations conference in Maryland that focused on strategies and best practices for creating a competitive NSF grant proposal. Workshop attendees first heard a detailed presentation from National Science Foundation program officer Celeste Carter on the many program opportunities for Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grants. Next, a panel of…Read More
Have you heard about the “GDPR” and what it means for IT?
The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosts quarterly web meetings of its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) to keep educators connected with current state of the IT workplace. To that end, faculty and administrators from the 64 schools in the National CTC’s “Convergence College Network” (CCN) are always invited to the web meetings. One…Read More
Hot Topics in IT from Faculty Surveys
The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosts annual professional development events for IT faculty from across the country. These events – called Working Connections – are designed to teach the latest IT topics to faculty so that they can deliver them to their students over the next 12 months, either by creating new courses or…Read More
Student Feature: Daquon Brice
Meet Daquon Brice. Heʼs pursuing an Associates Degree in IT with a concentration in User Support at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. It should come as no surprise that he would pursue technology. Even as a kid, Daquon was interested in computers. “I feel like Iʼve grown up in a very interesting period of…Read More
All about the ATE Program
The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is an ATE Center. That is, the National CTC is an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) center funded by the National Science Foundation. The National CTC, hosted by Collin College in Frisco, Texas, is one of many such ATE centers and projects at community colleges around the country devoted to…Read More