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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat, Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 8pm ET, Benefits and Challenges of Combining Liberal Arts and Technology and Engineering

Twitter_chatJoin host @deg511 (Dave Goldberg) for a #BigBeacon twitter chat on The Benefits and Challenges of Combining Liberal Arts and Technology & Engineering.  The following are some of the Qs explored in the chat:

  • What benefits are gained by combining liberal education and technology and engineering education.
  • What challenges are presented by so doing?
  • Where is this currently being done?
  • Are such changes limited to smaller colleges and programs or can they scale?

Join us for a lively chat on an important topic.

How to Twitter Chat

If you’ve never Twitter chatted before, don’t worry; it’s very easy! First, get a Twitter account if you don’t already have one, and log in. At 8 PM ET on Wednesday go to and type #BigBeacon into the search box on Twitter. Thereafter all the tweets with the hashtag #BigBeacon will show up on your Twitter page. To participate, simply express your opinion by sending a tweet, and be sure to append the hashtag #BigBeacon so other members of the Twitter Chat see you are posting. Alternatively, automate the hashtag search and append feature by using the free service Tchat at

About the Host

David-E-GoldbergDavid E. Goldberg  is president of the non-profit Big Beacon and also a noted computer scientist, entrepreneur, civil engineer and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He resigned his tenured professorship in 2010 to work full time to transformation of higher education. He can be reached at In October 2014 with Mark Somerville he co-authored (along with Catherine Whitney), “A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education,” published by ThreeJoy Associates and available in hardcover and all major e-book formats.


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