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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 27: Student Power and Light: Hidden Keys to Transforming Higher Ed

Ep. 27 -Student Power and Light: Hidden Keys to Transforming Higher Ed When conversations turn to reforming or transforming higher education, weighty tomes are written, groups of faculty & administrators assemble, and new plans are made and executed, often without consulting or involving a single student. In recent times, business has gotten better at listening to the "voice of the…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 26: Podcasting and Social Media as Continuing Higher Education: A Conversation with Jeff Shelton

Ep. 26 - Podcasting and Social Media as Continuing Higher Education: A Conversation with Jeff Shelton Technology has opened many doors to new kinds of educational media. Podcasts and live internet radio, such as Big Beacon Radio, are among these relatively new kinds of media, and in this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Jeff Shelton, producer and co-host of The Engineering…

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Empathy, Connection, and Dealing with Disruptors in the PBL Environment

Post contributed by Chuck Pezeshki    Introduction Folks in the academic community may be following the Halloween costume conflict at Yale, involving the issue of cultural appropriation. You’re probably wondering how this could be relevant to engineering education? It matters for one big reason – Big Beacon, through advancing models of education like Olin College’s, counts on the idea of students…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 14: Organizations, Culture and Higher Education

Ep. 14 - Organizations, Culture and Higher Education: An Interview with Edgar Schein Bringing change to higher education is often framed as a problem of creating new content, curriculum, and pedagogy, but higher education has a history that goes back to the 11th century and a culture that has evolved over centuries to its current state. And “culture” is a word…

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Looking for an Educational Transformer at UTEC

Job Opportunity in Lima, Peru! UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) is looking for a Director of their Learning Center. Requirements Ph.D degree in Engineering, Higher Education or in related fields. Five or more years of combined experience in the industry or learning centers is required. Engineering background would be preferable, but exceptional candidates from other fields will also be…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 8: Leadership Coaching in Higher Ed

Ep. 8 - The Leadership Coaching Revolution in Higher Education The use of leadership coaches has exploded in corporations and other organizations. Eric Schmidt and Bill Gates say “everyone needs a coach,” and increasingly in the C-suite, almost everyone has one. And the reasons for this growth are becoming clearer. When individuals are coached, they become more effective with improvements…

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