264 episodes

The Higher Ed Geek Podcast explores the impact of edtech on the student experience by speaking with diverse leaders from institutions, companies, and nonprofit organizations. Each week we aim to provide an engaging, fun, and relevant dose of professional development that honors the wide range of work happening all across the higher ed ecosystem. Come geek out with us! The Higher Ed Geek Podcast is hosted by Dustin Ramsdell and is a proud member of the Enrollify Podcast Network.

The Higher Ed Geek Podcast Dustin Ramsdell

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

The Higher Ed Geek Podcast explores the impact of edtech on the student experience by speaking with diverse leaders from institutions, companies, and nonprofit organizations. Each week we aim to provide an engaging, fun, and relevant dose of professional development that honors the wide range of work happening all across the higher ed ecosystem. Come geek out with us! The Higher Ed Geek Podcast is hosted by Dustin Ramsdell and is a proud member of the Enrollify Podcast Network.

    Episode #238: Empowering Community College Students with One Million Degrees

    Episode #238: Empowering Community College Students with One Million Degrees

    Joining the show this week is Aneesh Sohoni, CEO of One Million Degrees, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting community college students. Aneesh shares his personal and professional journey that led him to this impactful work, discusses the comprehensive support model of One Million Degrees, and emphasizes the importance of community colleges in today’s educational landscape. Together, they explore the challenges and opportunities in community college education and the innovative strategies employed to enhance student success.

    • 28 min
    Episode #237: Amplifying Academic Voices with Professors FM

    Episode #237: Amplifying Academic Voices with Professors FM

    This week, we’re pleased to welcome back Robert Li, Owner of University FM. They delve into the mission and vision behind Professors FM, a network dedicated to helping scholars communicate their research to the general public through podcasts. Robert shares his journey from college radio to creating a platform that empowers faculty members to engage with broader audiences. They discuss the benefits of podcasting for academics, the importance of accessible research communication, and how Professors FM supports scholars in becoming better communicators.

    • 25 min
    Bonus Live Episode from Engage Summit: Jenny Li Fowler with Confessions from Higher Ed Social Media Managers

    Bonus Live Episode from Engage Summit: Jenny Li Fowler with Confessions from Higher Ed Social Media Managers

    In this special live episode recorded at the 2024 Engage Summit in Raleigh, NC, Dustin chats with Jenny who shares her journey in social media management, her approach to embracing digital transformation, and the importance of authenticity in building online communities. They discuss the evolving landscape of social media, the integration of new platforms like BeReal, and the strategic decisions behind managing social media at a prestigious institution like MIT.

    • 13 min
    Bonus Live Episode from Engage Summit: Allison Turcio on Strategies to Empower Enrollment Marketers

    Bonus Live Episode from Engage Summit: Allison Turcio on Strategies to Empower Enrollment Marketers

    In this special live episode recorded at the 2024 Engage Summit in Raleigh, NC, Dustin chats with Allison, host of The Application podcast, who shares her insights on enrollment marketing, the importance of digital transformation, and how AI can enhance human connection in higher education. They discuss practical strategies for recruiting prospective students and the critical role of personalization in marketing efforts.

    • 11 min
    Episode #236: Balancing Equity and Excellence in College Admissions

    Episode #236: Balancing Equity and Excellence in College Admissions

    This week, we’re featuring Dr. Sara Haviland, Senior Measurement Scientist at ETS, to discuss the evolving landscape of college admissions. She delves into the complexities of standardized testing, holistic admissions, and the impact of recent societal changes on these processes. Sara provides insights from her research and experience, highlighting the importance of a balanced approach that considers both qualitative and quantitative measures. She explores the implications of test-optional policies, the need for transparent and equitable admissions systems, and the potential role of AI in shaping the future of higher education.

    • 31 min
    Bonus Live Episode from Engage Summit: Maya Demishkevich on Elevating Community Colleges with Marketing

    Bonus Live Episode from Engage Summit: Maya Demishkevich on Elevating Community Colleges with Marketing

    In this special live episode recorded at the 2024 Engage Summit in Raleigh, NC, Dustin chats with Maya about her podcast, "The Hidden Gem," which aims to transform the narrative around community colleges. She emphasizes the importance of marketing and communications in elevating community colleges' profiles and addresses the challenges they face, including limited resources and under-appreciation. Maya also shares insights on digital transformation, particularly the integration of AI, and how it can enhance efficiency and create delightful student experiences.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Tim Mousseau ,

Wonderful, focused, and helpful podcast

This podcast does a great job of serving its target audience and offering tons of value! As a host, Dustin is extremely knowledgeable and has a skill for guiding conversations with his guests to share this insights. He also brings on a variety of professionals and experts to keep things interesting and entertaining.

OpinionLady25 ,

Always enjoy the variety of Ed topics covered!

Higher education is in an immense evolution at the moment. Higher Ed geek seeks to uncover so much of the intricacies in this sea-change we see happening in education today. I always enjoy the interviews and guests that he has on the show!

wrentopher ,

I work in Ed tech marketing and comms and this is a must listen

Absolutely great podcast with a great host and a wide variety of entertaining topics, all focused on higher ed.

There are very fees shows that are both entertaining and genuinely this useful in your career, but The Higher Ed Geek will keep you entertained and informed, whether you listen for fun or to keep up with topics in the higher Ed space.

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