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October 05th 2015:The Making of a Documentary to Transform Higher Education: LET ME DO IT

Transforming higher education from a culture of expertise and obedience to one that balances expertise and support is critical to unleashing courageous learners to the possibilities in the world and their lives. But the shift required is large, and transforming the master narrative of education is as important as any changes to content, curriculum, and pedagogy. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews the executive producer, Eddy Evans, and director, Ryan Varga, of a new documentary designed to shake up the staid world of engineering education. The documentary, LET ME DO IT, is de

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Eddy Evans

Eddy Evans is the External Relations Director for the Lassonde School of Engineering in Toronto, Canada, and currently leads the School’s branding, communications strategy, and global partnerships. He is the executive producer of LET ME DO IT (letmedoitmovie.com)--a new documentary exploring the changing face of engineering education across the world. Previously, Eddy worked in politics as a speechwriter for the New Democrats and as a public affairs consultant in Washington D.C. and London, England. He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University College, Oxford, and studied Global Strategic Communications at Columbia University in New York.
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Ryan Varga

Ryan Varga has degrees in New Media and Environmental Studies after studies at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and York University. His work explores issues relating to technology and education. As director of Tunnel Media in Toronto, Ontario (tunnelmedia.ca), he specializes in the production of documentaries and works with agencies, non-profits, and small businesses to help capture and tell stories in North America and around the world. LET ME DO IT is Ryan's first feature documentary. He lives in Toronto’s east end with his wife and pup.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2454/big-beacon-radio 22/10/2017 12:00 22/10/2017 01:00 Big Beacon Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2454/big-beacon-radio Transforming higher education from a culture of expertise and obedience to one that balances expertise and support is critical to unleashing courageous learners to the possibilities in the world and their lives. But the shift required is large, and transforming the master narrative of education is as important as any changes to content, curriculum, and pedagogy. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews the executive producer, Eddy Evans, and director, Ryan Varga, of a new documentary designed to shake up the staid world of engineering education. The documentary, LET ME DO IT, is designed to “become the rallying cry of a growing band of educators who want engineering education to return to its ‘show me, don’t tell me’ roots” and it will premiere in Toronto on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Join Eddy, Ryan, and Dave for this lively conversation about the making of this important documentary and the role of story reframing in higher education transformation more generally. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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