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The National CTC will have a huge presence at the upcoming High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HITEC) in Salt Lake City on July 25-28, 2022, which will be held in person for the first time since July 2019. The CTC will be hosting two pre-conference workshops โ€“ one on AI and digital literacy, one on…

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Ongoing classroom Impact of Summer Working Connections

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently conducted its annual longitudinal survey of attendees from the past three years of Summer Working Connections events. Faithful blog readers know that Working Connections offers cutting-edge, cost-effective professional development opportunities to current IT faculty. This helps teachers get the newest technologies and latest industry trends into their classrooms.…

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Celebrating 20 Years of Cutting-edge, Cost-effective Professional Development โ€“ Working Connections

  On July 11-15, the National Science Foundationsโ€™ National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at Collin College in Frisco, TX! From the first set of classes in 2002, Working Connection has been making the newest technologies and industry trends available to attendees, as well as encouraging the kind of networking…

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IT Faculty Question of the Day – Q2

Here is a continuation of CTC’s “IT Faculty Question of the Day” series which consist of six videos from four Convergence College Network (CCN) faculty members. The first question was posted on January 31 see the video here. We encourage you to view all the videos and learn about the challenges and strategies in teaching…

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Ann Beheler Recognized by Collin College Board of Trustees

Dr. Ann Beheler was recently recognized by the Collin College Board of Trustees for many years of work leading multiple successful National Science Foundation and Department of Labor grants. Ann stood before the board as Collin College President, Dr. Neil Matkin, ran down a list of Annโ€™s many accomplishments. He joked that he had โ€œsix…

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CTC Webinar Inspires Journal Article

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

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Building Virtual Simulations for Advanced Technological Education

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended a special webinar hosted by Clemson Universityโ€™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 EducateWorkforceย online learning management system (LMS) platform (mostly for…

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