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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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Student Feature: Pompidou Nsangou

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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Ten Things We Heard at the Innovations Conference

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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Eleven Things We Heard at WASTC

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is a proud co-producer of the annual WASTC Winter ICT Educators conference. While the event is typically hosted over two days in sunny San Jose, California, this year’s version had to run online. As always, CTC staff was allowed to deliver a breakout session – you can find a…

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Seven Best Practices for Successful Recruiting and Retaining

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently hosted a special webinar featuring presentations from six partner colleges – Collin College, Georgia Southern University, Lansing Community College, Lone Star College, Sinclair Community College, and the University of North Texas – on recruiting, retaining, and completing students, especially underserved populations. This webinar was originally presented to the…

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Thirteen strategies for recruiting, retaining, and completing students

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently hosted a quarterly meeting with faculty and administrator members of the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. At that meeting, CCN members shared strategies and programs that have showed success recruiting, retaining, and completing IT students. Highlights from those presentations – as well as similar presentation series delivered in…

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Overview of Competency-based Education

The National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) was recently invited to attend a presentation on competency-based education (CBE) hosted by Information Communication Technologies and Digital Media Sector Team for California Community Colleges. For those unfamiliar with CBE programs, they “measure student progress towards a credential in terms of learning attained rather than time completed.” Curriculum is…

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