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CTC’s Student Spotlight: Betsy N., Collin 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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Strategies and Tools for Successful Online Teaching

The National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) recently hosted its second “Brown Bag” webinar of the spring. First launched in 2020, this series offers special topic presentations via bite-sized, 30-minute segments on both technical and employability topics. To date, these webinars have been attended “live” by over 300 people with another 800 views of the recordings…

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2021’s National Visiting Committee Report Completed — On to 2022

Two weeks ago, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) hosted its annual grant review panel, the National Visiting Committee (NVC), online and in person. Convening an NVC is a requirement of any National Science Foundation grant to ensure that grant goals are being fulfilled. The committee consists of subject matter experts in education, IT business,…

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IT Faculty Question of the Day — Q6

This week, the National CTC is featuring the final question of the “IT Faculty Question of the Day” series — “What advice would you give an IT student about to graduate and enter the workforce?” This series consisted of six videos from four Convergence College Network (CCN) faculty members. We encourage you to view all…

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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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Student Feature: David Appleby of Sinclair Community 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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Employer Feedback on IT Job Skills

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convenes its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) each May to update a detailed list of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for entry-level IT infrastructure workers. In that meeting, BILT members work through the previous year’s KSA list line by line, ranking each item on a scale of 1…

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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 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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