An Overview of the National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technologies DOL Consortium
Ann Beheler
Sat 2-3
This session will cover an overview of the goals and objectives of the NISGTC DOL Consortium grant. Consortium members are Bellevue College (WA,) BATEC/Bunker Hill Community College (MA,) Geotech/Del Mar College (TX,) CSSIA/Moraine Valley Community College (IL,) Rio Salado College (AZ,) Salt Lake Community College (UT.)Learn how your college can benefit from the services provided by these colleges using grant funds.

Business and Industry Leadership Team Helps Prepare Students for High-Wage, High-Demand Jobs
Ann Beheler
Sun 1-2
Dr. Ann Beheler will facilitate a business and industry panel on the impact of emerging technologies on new and predicted careers for students. Practitioners in high-technology disciplines such as IT must strive to address current technology while preparing for the next new thing. This session will describe the next new technologies the CTC Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) believes will revolutionize computing and networking. Essential elements of the BILT apply to any technology discipline.

Research Doesn't Mean Google-It: Digital Literacy in the Library
Beth Atkins
Linda Andrews
Terri Karlseng
Sat 2-3
Join the Collin College librarians for a fun and informal panel discussion as we explore ways to promote information literacy to the current generation of tech-savvy students, or digital natives. Many students today display expertise in using convergence technologies such as tablets and smart phones; however, the same students who can send text messages while wearing mittens often need guidance in navigating the complex world of web-based information. Finding, evaluating, and synthesizing information found on the Internet are skills in which students vary widely in their competencies. We'll discuss and share ideas to help students to identify and cite credible, authoritative research, from places beyond Google and Wikipedia, and supply participants with a checklist for students to use as they critically evaluate what they find while surfing on the web.

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Bill Saichek
Sun 3-4
In 2012, the IPv4 address pool will be exhausted. New devices will have to use the new IPv6 address system instead. With no further IPv4 addresses available, the solution is IPv6. IPv6 has 128-bit addresses. With IPv6 there is no need to use the address fixes bolted onto IPv4, and along with solving the address problem, IPv6 also includes significant enhancements such as security, quality of service, mobility and improved performance.
Over the next several years, we will all have to implement IPv6 on all our routers, servers, applications, and end devices. There is no choice--ARIN has announced the impending end of the IPv4 address pool in 2012. In this hands-on session, attendees will learn the basic concepts of IPv6 and can start using it in their classrooms immediately with hands-on projects using free IPv6 tunnels.
Concepts presented in this seminar include:
IPv4 Address Exhaustion
IPv6 Address Concepts
IPv6 Control Protocols
IPv6 Packet Structure
IPv6 Address Types
IPv6-to-IPv4 Conversion, including tunnels

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Dan Heighton
Sun 10-11
Clark State Community College’s Experiential IT Learning program evolved from an existing high-tech industry partnership that not only spawned the college’s CyberSecurity/Information Assurance Technology degree program, but also has redefined internship. The Computer Networking Experiential Learning program combines three essential integrative elements: Students working as a team doing real-world high-tech research-based activities along with an embedded faculty member. Students gain real-world experience involving technical and professional relation skills while faculty members remain industry-fresh.

Recruiting through Community Organization
Eliazar Martinez
Sun 3-4
The recruitment of students into a college continues to be a challenge to all colleges and universities. This presentation will be an open forum for a group discussion on how we can increase minority enrollment through the use of Community Organizations. Organizations in the community that have a source of minority students include churches, none profit organizations, Middle and High schools, civic organizations as well as community colleges and universities.

Creating a Network Virtualization Program using CTC Mentor Network Resources
Elizabeth Halweg
Ernie Friend
Sun 11-12
Learn how to create a Network Virtualization program at your school using existing resources that are available through the Mentored College Program. This session will enable you learn from people that have created a network virtualization program and can help you jumpstart a program at your institution.

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Grace Esteban
Sun 1-2
A new socially-oriented group of services that promises to rival Facebook was successfully launched by Google mid this year. It has 20 million users already and still growing. This new social networking craze has its potential for educational use. The instructor will demonstrate the use and importance of Google + in education and in promoting some highly technical classes.

What the Best College Teachers Do
J. Robinson Porter
Sun 1-2
This is a summary of Dr. Ken Bain’s book titled “What the Best College Teachers Do.” Professor Porter will summarize the book and then lead an interactive workshop with participants sharing ideas, best practices, and brainstorming how we can work to improve teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom.

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Ann Blackman
Julie Turnbow
Kat Balch
Sun 9-10
The Convergence Technology Center has established partnerships with Collin College core curriculum instructors in an effort to focus on current students that are undeclared majors. This presentation will share strategies that expose developmental education and undeclared students to the opportunities in STEM ICT programs like computer networking, cyber-security and convergence technology.

EMC Academic Alliance and Virtual Labs with NETLAB+ by NDG
Kim Yohannan
Sun 9-10
EMC Academic Alliance and Network Development Group (NDG) are developing virtual labs for the EMC Information Storage and Management (ISM) course. In this session, you learn what courses and benefits are available through the EMC Academic Alliance program and learn about the online ISM labs available through our partner, NDG.

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Marcy Wilson
Sat 3-4
Based on a successful local program model for recruitment and retention of low income first generation college students, attendees will be led in guided discussions about how and why the program works and explore ways that they can implement similar strategies to diversify their particular student enrollments.

The Toothpick Factory: A Simulation Game for the Soft Skills
Marilyn Barger
Sun 10-12
Looking for a job? The Toothpick Factory is hiring! As difficult as finding new employees might be, retaining them is also a great challenge. Even those with strong technical skills often lack adequate “soft skills.”FLATE, Center for Advanced Technological Education's ""Toothpick Factory” simulation offers a great way to focus participants on soft skills in a fun hands-on simulation set in a workplace setting.

Marriage of Health Information Management and Health-IT
Michelle Millen
Sat 3-4
As the fields of Health Information Management and Health-IT have become neighbors, what is the difference? Where is the industry going? What are the skill sets for employment?


Staying Home Forever: How Digital Home Technology Integration Makes It Possible

Mike Harsh
Sat 4-5
A discussion on the newest Digital Home Technology Integration (DHTI) system: The Home Health System. Integrating sensors in the home allows the elderly to remain independent and in their home for a longer period. Examples will be provided along with a discussion on incorporating these topics into computer networking programs.

Technology Tools for the 21st Century Classroom
Mike Qaissaunee
Sun 11-12
The Internet has broken down the traditional bricks-and-mortar walls of academia. Students are empowered by this flattening of the world and have an expectation that they can work, learn, and study anything, anytime, and anyplace and from any device. Another consequence of this flattening is that students are no longer just consumers of content, but are prolific content creators – uploading and sharing content via blogs, wikis, YouTube, social networks, and micro blogs.

Intro to Juniper Networks Academic Alliance
Nic Xenos
Sun 2-3
Intro to Juniper Networks Academic Alliance

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Nicole Johnson
Sat 3-4
Discover how to keep up with the changes in security demands and mobility expansion with Cisco TrustSec, an intelligent and scalable access control solution that mitigates security access risks across the entire network. It builds upon existing identity-aware infrastructure to ensure complete data confidentiality between network devices. It efficiently integrates security access services on the single Identity Services Engine.

Student Retention and Emerging Technologies at San Jacinto College
Jim Meeks
Pamela Betts
Sun 2-3
Overview of the Emerging Technology coursework at San Jacinto College and how we are including the Convergence Technology skills sets into our existing classes. Overview of the San Jacinto College Student Retention Strategies to increase student completion rates.

Stackable Certificates, CBOs and Workforce Training – Building Pathways for Success
Deborah Boisvert
Paula Velluto
Sun 2-3
Boston area community colleges with help from BATEC, Microsoft and the Boston Foundation developed and delivered IT courses at local Community Based Organizations, including the Center for Homeless Veterans. Based on the success of this first project, short-term, workforce certificates (12-16 credits) have been developed to meet the needs of this population. These certificates – one in PC support – feed into longer 27 credit certificates that roll up to an Associate Degree which transfers to the BSIT program at UMass Boston.

Using IT Problem-Solving to Engage Students
Deborah Boisvert
Paula Velluto
Sun 10-11
IT Problem Solving uses industry-relevant problems to engage students and develop 21st century skills and computational thinking attributes. This session discusses the course components and introduces model processes for industry engagement aimed at increasing and verifying the development of student skills for the workplace. Attendees will participate in course activities and discuss implications of these methods for increasing and verifying student capabilities.

End User Computing in the Post WinPC Era
Rick Watson
Sat 2-3
Explore VMware's vision of enterprise end user computing in a cloud computing world.

VMware’s Academic Programs
Rick Watson
Sun 3-4
This session describes the Academic programs provided by VMware - the VMware IT Academy and the VMware Academic Program.

Using Alice to Teach Programming Concepts
Tebring Daly
Sat 4-5
The Alice software provides an innovative way to introduce students to programming concepts. Students are able to drag and drop code segments to create 3D animations and interactive games. The new version of the software gives students the capability of editing the Java code. Please visit www.alice.org for more information.

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William Stowe
Sat 4-5
Have you ever had students roaming the halls or campus looking for class? This session discusses how to use mobile apps to help students find their way to class.

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William Stowe
Sun 9-10
Learn the ups and downs of using apps in the classroom. Learn simple ways to start making apps and practical application for mobile apps in the classroom.