Topic: The Ways Technology Can Improve Student Engagement and Learning in STEM & Engineering Education
Co-Host: Tom Nicknish, Director of Sales & Marketing of Cyber-Anatomy (@CyberAnatomy)
The Big Beacon seeks ways to improve student engagement and learning in engineering and STEM education at all levels. Many innovators have turned to technological means of delivery (Khan Academy & MOOCs, for example) or technological means of raising engagement and learning directly (AutoDesk, Lego, Matlab, Maple, Simulink, Cyber-Anatomy Corp. etc.) in the quest for generating and keeping student interest in STEM subjects and engineering education.
The twitter chat on Wednesday, 4 December 2013, at 8pm Eastern (Hashtag #BigBeacon) explores the roles and limitations of technology in boosting student engagement and learning in STEM and engineering education. Co-host for the session is Tom Nicknish, Director of Sales and Marketing of Cyber-Anatomy, a pioneer in the use of technology as a way to boost student engagement in learning. Tom will co-host the chat with Big Beacon President, Dave Goldberg. Join us for an important discussion of a timely topic. All STEM and engineering educators, students (and their supporters), employers, entrepreneurs, tool purveyors, and practitioners are welcome. No exceptions.
Cyber-Anatomy Corp. develops award-winning immersive 3D software to assist students in learning and exploring many areas of science in primary, secondary, and post-secondary classrooms around the world. The Cyber-Anatomy products are Cyber Science 3D (K-12 Science Education), Cyber-Anatomy Med (Medical Education), and Cyber-Physiology (Medical Education) are utilized for multi-lingual instruction on science topics such as Astronomy, Botany, Chemistry, Earth Science, Human Anatomy, Mechanical, Microbiology, Paleontology, and Zoology. For more information please visit the websites: www.cyber-anatomy.com
or call the company at: 319-354-2555
About Big Beacon
The Big Beacon is a Movement to Transform Engineering Education. An Illinois not-for-profit corporation, Big Beacon was organized to catalyze a global social movement to transform engineering education. The Big Beacon connects dots among individuals and organizations to collaboratively disrupt the status quo, thereby bringing about change to align engineering education with the creativity imperative of our times. Read the Big Beacon Manifesto at http://bigbeacon.org.
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
twitter.com 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 http://www.tchat.io.