Four times a year, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convenes the Convergence College Network (CCN) – a community of 69 community colleges and universities from 27 states – to share best practices and resources. These meetings usually run via Zoom web meeting. But once a year, in conjunction with the annual Summer Working Connections training event each July, the CCN gathers together in person. At the most recent July CCN meeting, part of the agenda included five short presentations we collectively call the “Lighting Round.” It’s a great way to hear about successful strategies and tools from the CCN member schools. These presentations have just been added to our YouTube channel to allow for further sharing and dissemination, click below to start watching:
Topics included quick looks at: details of a soft-skill focused Customer Service Professional Certificate from Kirkwood Community College, a unique Women’s Weekly Get TogetHER student group from Georgia Southern University, the Scholarship for Service and C3P programs from Calhoun Community College, the Signing Up Students for LinkedIn, strategies for getting students signed up for LinkedIn accounts from Lone Star College, and ways to integrate Internet of Things content into IT curriculum, Consider Adding IOT Labs To Your Classes, from Orange Coast College.
At your next department or program meeting, you may want to set aside time for volunteers to spend five minutes talking about a resource or strategy that others might like to hear about.
If your program would like to be a part of the CCN – and perhaps be in the room at our next July meeting – you can learn more here and download an application here. There’s no cost to join!