Big Beacon Radio Ep. 52: Shifting Minds: Learning How to Learn

Ep. 52 - Shifting Minds: Learning How to Learn In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes back Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) pioneer, Barbara Oakley—fresh off turning in the manuscript of her latest book: "Mindshift". Join Barb and Dave to delve deeper into how we learn, explore the world of MOOCs and what they mean for the future of universities, and…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 51: Transforming Curriculum to Inspire Innovation: An Interview with VentureWells Phil Weilerstein

Ep. 51 - Transforming Curriculum to Inspire Innovation: An Interview with VentureWells Phil Weilerstein In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Phil Weilerstein, chief executive of VentureWell—a non-profit aimed at incorporating innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education. Join Phil and Dave to learn more about the work of VentureWell, and discover how VentureWell works closely with faculty in order to enact…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 50: Exploring Complex Systems and Higher Education

Ep. 50 - Exploring Complex Systems and Higher Education In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews a fellow student of the late John Holland—Professor Stephanie Forrest—fresh off her keynote address at GECCO 2016 on biological design. Stephanie is Regents Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, and renowned for her work in adaptive systems. Join Stephanie and…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 49: Reporting on Today’s Educational Landscape: An Interview with Goldie Blumenstyk

Ep. 49 - Reporting on Today's Educational Landscape: An Interview with Goldie Blumenstyk In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of 'American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know'. In reporting for the Chronicle for over 25 years, Goldie has explored countless educational topics, while predominately focusing…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 48: Inspiring the Engineers of the Future: An Interview with Start Engineering’s Eric Iversen

Ep. 48 - Inspiring the Engineers of the Future: An Interview with Start Engineering's Eric Iversen In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Eric Iversen of Start Engineering, a company dedicated to making engineering exciting and accessible for K-12 students. Join Eric and Dave to learn more about Start Engineering, explore how K-12 STEM education is evolving, and examine the…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 47: Shaping Undergraduate Engineering Education: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s AE3

Ep. 47 - Shaping Undergraduate Engineering Education: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's AE3 Transforming education begins within institutions, through initiatives spearheaded by dedicated faculty and staff. University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign's Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3) is one of those programs. AE3 works to connect faculty and students to innovative teaching and learning in the College of Engineering at Illinois. In…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 46: Creating an Entrepreneurial Arts Center of the Future

Ep. 46 - Creating an Entrepreneurial Arts Center of the Future In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Kristin Armstrong, Executive Director of the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, an entrepreneurial arts center of the future located in the resort town of Saugatuck, Michigan. Join Kristin and Dave to learn more about the SCA, explore how its innovative educational programs…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 45: Examining the State of Education: An Interview with Project Lead The Way’s Vince Bertram

Ep. 45 - Examining the State of Education: An Interview with Project Lead The Way's Vince Bertram In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Dr. Vince Bertram, president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Join Vince and Dave to…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 44: Revolutionizing Engineering Education and Its Leadership: An Interview with Monica F. Cox

Ep. 44 - Revolutionizing Engineering Education and Its Leadership: An Interview with Monica F. Cox In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Monica F. Cox, Inaugural Chair of the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University. Join Monica and Dave for a conversation that examines the role leadership plays in engineering education, the challenges of heading a new department,…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 43: Engineering Education Today and Beyond: An Interview with Michael C. Loui

Ep. 43 - Engineering Education Today and Beyond: An Interview with Michael C. Loui In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Michael C. Loui, distinguished engineering professor and editor of the American Society for Engineering Education's (ASEE) Journal of Engineering Education. Join Michael and Dave to learn more about the current state of engineering education and see what the future has…

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