Beacon College Professors Offer Free Online Course

I was intrigued by the idea of Drs. Le and Nesbitt teaching a free online course about how to assist students with learning disabilities in improving their writing. I decided to interview Dr. Le to learn more about this course, which is called Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in the Writing Classroom. Dr. Le and […]

Beacon College Extends Reach to International Audience

Beacon College faculty and staff have been working on developing summer programs that will extend the College’s reach nationally and even internationally. Beginning in the summer of 2015, Beacon College will introduce two new pre-college educational programs specifically designed for high school students with learning disabilities or ADHD. These inaugural programs will be piloted employing […]

Video Students Learn of Final Cut Pro Features

Last Friday, Sandy Novak, Web & Digital Media Associate Professor, invited Apple representatives Steve and Tim to speak with Beacon College students about Final Cut Pro. About half a dozen students, most of them Web & Digital Media majors, showed up for this presentation.   Steve began by providing the group with an overview of […]

Beacon Faculty Develop Online Writing Course to Share Strategies

Beacon College faculty and staff have been working on developing programs that will extend the College’s reach nationally and even internationally. Several programs are in the developmental stage currently, and details will be released as soon as they are confirmed. These inaugural programs will be piloted employing the proven model of academic success developed at […]

Web Design Student & Professor Experience AIGA Conference

On Saturday, January 24, Web & Digital Media Professor Sandy Novak and student Suzy Finlon spent the day at Rollins College, attending AIGA Orlando’s one day conference “Re: Solutions.” The primary goal of the conference was to encourage the use of creativity in leadership positions. The start of the new year provided a great opportunity […]

Beacon Students Test Out Applied Science in New Zoology Course

Many Beacon College students appreciate the field of science but find they need to have a clear understanding of the practical application of what they learn. This semester, Beacon College is pleased to offer Zoology on a trial basis. Beacon freshmen will be participating in regional and national community science projects, and feedback from these […]

Beacon Assistive Technology Class Creates Own Inventions

Students in Dr. Fleming’s Assistive Technology class had the opportunity this semester to turn their creative concepts into a reality. Using lessons and models from the coursework and textbook, as well as actual requests from fellow students in need of assistive technology, several ideas were formulated and created over the course of the semester. Working […]

Beacon Students Enjoy Diverse Field Trips During Fall Semester

One of the core principles of the Beacon teaching model is that students should have the opportunity for experiential learning. Field trips are a popular way to get students out of the classroom and give them the chance to put their knowledge into action “in the field.” Here is just a sampling of some of […]

Beacon Art Professor Displays Culturally Symbolic Work at ISEA 2014

At the end of October, Beacon College art professor Russ Bellamy and artist wife Jordan Vinyard headed to Dubai to present at the illustrious 20th International Symposium On Electronic Art. Their exhibition, titled “Refraction,” consisted of a reflection pool created with oil and water on a marble platform that, with human interaction, turned into an […]

Game Design Class Shadocon Adventure

On October 31st, the Game Design class traveled to Palm Harbor, Florida for the fifth annual Shadocon. The trip consisted of interacting with several animae and game enthusiasts in regards to the design, gameplay, and history of gaming. There were several panels available to discuss certain video games. Students also saw special guests such as […]