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Amon Millner - Extending Access to STEM

Dr. Amon Millner is an Assistant Professor of Computing and Innovation at Olin College directing the Extending Access to STEM Empowerment (EASE) Lab. His research and teaching is informed by his work in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) domain, drawing heavily from his specialization: developing tangible interactive systems for making and learning. He develops technology and community platforms to facilitate learners becoming empowered to make and make a difference in their...


#12: Aaron Niederhelman on the Future of Indoor Farming

Aaron is a life-long advocate of healthier, cleaner food and was selected as a 2015 Eisenhower Fellow. During his fellowship he spent several months traveling through Europe and the Middle East to gain insight from the front-lines of an ever shrinking world where natural resource and water management have long been tightly linked to that region’s health, economy and national security. Aaron speaks and writes often of the unique opportunity for the population densities of the Northeast US...


#11 Alec Resnick Co-Founder of Powderhouse Studios - Creating a Entirely New Kind of High School

Alec Resnick is Director and Co-Founder of Powderhouse Studios in Somerville Massachusetts. Powderhouse is one of a handful of winners of the XQ Super School Project — a nationwide organization focused on developing and funding innovative models for 21st century learning. Alec and the team behind Powderhouse won a ten million dollar grant from XQ to bring their concept for a new type of school to fruition. He is a graduate of MIT and has served as a consultant for many years with Sprout &...


#10 Chris Mallett VP of Northeastern on Creating a Global Network of Campuses

Chris Mallett is Vice President for Online Experiential Learning at Northeastern University. Chris leads the university’s online and hybrid learning strategies. He’s deeply involved in Northeastern University’s Professional Advancement Network which serves learners and employers through lifelong learning and custom talent development engagements. The Network features more than 200 online, hybrid, and campus-based professional programs and an exciting campus network with significant...


#9 Jon Dorbolo Learning In The Round and Insights From Oregon State's Learning Innovation Center

Jon Luis Dorbolo is Principal Investigator of The Geometry of Learning, a large-scale research framework for understanding how classroom conditions relate to learning outcomes. He’s a long-time philosophy instructor and Associate Director of Technology Across the Curriculum at Oregon State University. He received his doctorate in philosophy at University of Oregon, originated a web-based philosophy course called InterQuest in 1993, and was identified in 2012 as one of 50 Top Innovators in...


#8 Ted Dintersmith Producer Of The Award Winning Movie Most Likely To Succeed

After a twenty-five year career in venture capital, Ted Dintersmith is now focused on issues at the intersection of innovation and education and producer of the award-winning movie Most Likely to Succeed. In the fall of 2012, Ted served as part of the delegation representing the United States at the United Nations General Assembly, where he is focused on global education and entrepreneurship. He is now funding and supporting a range of initiatives, mostly non-profit in nature, which seek...


#7 Ray McNulty, Dean School of Education at SNHU. Innovating Education Using an Iterative Process

Ray McNulty is Dean, School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to SNHU Ray served as Chief Learning Officer for Penn Foster and was a senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he worked with leading educators from around the country on improving high school education. He has held numerous teaching, principal, and superintendent positions in Vermont. Ray travels around the world influencing the change/improvement agenda in education and has presented...


#4 Michael Haggans: Neuroscience and Campus, Memory and Place

Part 2 of a conversation with Michael Haggans in which he describes the deep evolutionary connection between memory and place and the emergence of the "agile" campus. Michael has worked on the facility challenges of colleges and universities for over 30 years. He is now an independent scholar researching the future of higher education and involved with the Georgia Tech Center for 21st Century Universities. He has led architectural practices serving higher education and was University...


#2 Tom Fisher - How the Platform Revolution Will Disrupt Higher Ed

Tom Fisher is the former Dean of the College of Design at The University of Minnesota and the author of nine books including his most recent, Designing Our Way to a Better World. Named a top-25 design educator four times by Design Intelligence, he has lectured at 36 universities and over 150 professional and public meetings. He has written extensively about architectural design, practice, and ethics. In this episode of Forming the Future Tom discusses the "the platform revolution" and how...


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