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A Higher Digital Podcast

Exploring the new Whys…in Higher Ed

Higher education is changing, and for good reason. The need for improved student experiences, better-enabled faculty, greater equity in both access and outcomes, increased automation, and more engaged leadership represents a collective necessity that is mothering tremendous invention…and innovation…and inspiration.

In each episode, you will experience hosts and guests pulling for the resurgence of Higher Ed, while identifying and discussing the best practices needed to accomplish that resurgence. Strategy and tactics; planning and execution; people, process, and technology – it’s all on the menu because that’s what’s required to truly transform.

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transformed: A CIO’s View on the Importance of the Service Desk

Higher Digital President Joe Gottlieb sat down with former Higher Digital consultant Kelley Bradder to chat about service desk operations at higher ed institutions.

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Episode 3

transformed: Microcredential in Data Governance

Higher Digital President Joe Gottlieb sat down with colleague Henry DeVries, VP and Principal Consultant of Analytics and Finance, to chat about data governance.

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Episode 2

transformed: Online Learning and Digital Transformation

Higher Digital President Joe Gottlieb sat down with CEO Wayne Bovier to chat about the cognitive science of learning—inspired by the ASU+GSV Summit 2020 presentation by MIT Vice President for Open Learning Sanjay Sarma and his new book Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn.

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transformed: 5 Areas for Investment to Extend Your Institution’s Mission

Higher Digital President Joe Gottlieb sat down with CEO Wayne Bovier to discuss key areas for institutions to invest in now.

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transformed: Episode Zero

Transformed is a podcast hosted by Higher Digital that sheds new light on the resurgence of higher education. In each episode, Higher Digital President Joe Gottlieb interviews guests to explore the new Whys, the new Whats, and the new Hows of higher ed.

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About The Host


As president of Higher Digital, Joe supports customers with strategy development, change management, and strategic operations. He is energized by the complex challenges and profound opportunities facing higher education and is motivated to have and share discussions around these topics.

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