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Tuesday, 9am ET, 14 April, BB Innovators Hangout: Coaching, Culture & Tembusu College in Singapore with Catelijne Coopmans and Kelvin Pang

Join BB Innovators & Innovations host Dave Goldberg on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 at 9:00 am ET for a live Google On-Air Hangout (link here) with Catelijne Coopmans and Kelvin Pang as they discuss the use of coaching at Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore. The Tembusu website (here) describes the program as follows: Tembusu College is one of four residential colleges at…

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

Join 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…

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#BigBeacon Innovators & Innovations with Jennifer Herek from UTwente, Monday, 3/30, 10am ET

Join BB Innovators & Innovations host Dave Goldberg on Monday, 30 March 2015 at 10:00 am ET for a live Google On-Air Hangout (link here) with Dean Jennifer Herek  as they discuss the University of Twente's ATLAS program .   The Mountaintop website describes the program as follows: University College Twente offers the only Honours Bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands that combines Technology…

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“Big Boys Don’t Cry:” An Obstacle to Educational Transformation

The E-Word and Educational Transformation When Mark Somerville and I are were working on A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education one of the hardest things to acknowledge was the degree to which the transformation of education for the 21st century was profoundly emotional at the level of individuals and profoundly cultural at the level of organizations.  Fairly early in our work together (2008…

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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat, Wed, 4 March, 8pm ET w/ Cohosts @deg511 & @AlanJSnyder

Cohosts @AlanJSnyder (Alan J. Snyder) and @deg511 (Dave Goldberg) are pleased to announce a twitter chat on Designing Change Initiatives for Student & Faculty Engagement & Unleashing.  The following are some of the Qs explored in the chat: What aspects of physical plant encourage the formation of a special micro-culture separate from traditional campus culture? What emotional shifts are necessary for…

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BB Innovators & Innovations, Mon, 2 March, 1:30 pm ET, Google Hangout On Air

Join BB Innovators & Innovations host Dave Goldberg on Monday, 2 March 2015 at 1:30 pm ET for a live Google On-Air Hangout (link here) with VP & Associate Provost for Research & Graduate Studies, Alan J. Snyder, at Lehigh University as they discuss Lehigh's transformative Mountaintop Program (more at http://lehigh.edu/mountaintop).   The Mountaintop website describes the program as follows: Inside a former Bethlehem…

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Sign up Now: Facilitating Change that Sticks, 9-11 June 2015 (Tu-Th)

@OlinCollege and @BigBeacon are pleased to announce the short course Facilitating Change that Sticks, 9-11 June 2015 (Tues-Thurs) at Franklin W. Olin College.  According to the announcement This three-day workshop develops participant skills and strategies for creating change that "sticks."   In particular, we dive into a set of personal and organizational skills that will help participants develop both personally and professionally as effective…

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BB Real Innovators & Innovations: Rohit Bhargava (UIUC) talks to Dave Goldberg, Mon Feb 2, 12:30pm ET & Twitter Chat, Wed Feb 4, 8pm ET

The 2nd Big Beacon Real Innovators and Innovations show of the year is looking forward to speaking with real innovator Rohit Bhargava, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign talking to Dave Goldberg about the new innovative program Illinois Cancer Scholars.   This new program, launched in the fall of 2014 engages freshmen in the forefront of cancer research and…

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