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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended a special virtual “Cybersecurity Is Everyone’s Business” conference hosted by Florida State College at Jacksonville, one of the CTC’s grant partners. Among the presentations delivered was a talk on “Ten Things That Business Can Do to Improve Their Security Posture.” Aaron Weiss, owner of Forensic Recovery LLC,…

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This spring, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) continued its new “Brown Bag” webinar series that offers special topic presentations via bite-sized, 30-minute segments. To date, the four “Brown Bag” webinars have attracted 194 attendees and received very positive survey feedback – 77% “strongly agreed” that attending the webinar was time well-spent, 59% ‘absolutely” or…

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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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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is pleased to announce that Summer Working Connections, the successful annual IT faculty professional development event, is turning 20. The first North Texas edition of Summer Working Connections was held at Richland College in Dallas in 2002. The tracks way back then included Java, .Net Server, Visual Basic, and…

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In memory of the Convergence College Network’s (CCN) member, Bruce Caraway, who served as an assistant professor in the Computer Information Technology Department at Lone Star College (LSC), the National Convergence Technology Center would like to repost Bruce’s featured IT story. Bruce passed away earlier this year after a short illness. We will truly miss…

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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended a special webinar hosted by Clemson University’s Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD) on the topic of using virtual reality (VR) in technician education programs. While the CUCWD has a National Science Foundation grant to develop VR modules on its EducateWorkforce online learning management system (LMS) platform (mostly for…

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Last week, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) Convergence College Network (CCN) featured Kyle Jones, chair and assistant professor of Computer Information Services at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio in our CCN feature story. Kyle shared so much information during his interview that we have chosen to make it a two-part feature. This week,…

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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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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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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended the League of Innovations’ annual conference, held online for the first time.  (Conference trivia: last year’s Innovations conference was held in-person in Seattle in early March just as the pandemic was starting its spread.)  This year, safely and socially distanced via Zoom, CTC staff delivered two virtual…

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