We start the next set of interviews with a discussion about technology in higher ed with Jeff Dillon.  He has spent his career in this area of focus and has a wealth of ideas.  These are applicable to multiple verticals as you will find during our conversation.  Of course, if you are in the world of higher ed, you will likely find his site invaluable.

Simple Beginnings

The path Jeff has followed does not seem particularly special.  However, when you look at his trajectory and the growth of technology in higher ed you will see a perfect pairing.  He is like a fine wine paired with a high-quality meal.  While each is good on its own, you get so much more considering them together.  The is much that has transpired in the world of education over the last few decades.  Jeff has had a front-row seat.  We can learn from him how to keep up with rapidly changing environments.

Technology In Higher Ed – More Than Registration

Any university or similar institution lives and dies through registration.  They need students and want to make the sign-up process for those students as smooth as possible.  However, that is not a simple problem to solve.  The modern student profile and course requirements are complicated and tough to streamline.  Likewise, financial aid is its own headache and is almost unique to each situation.  That is the tip of the iceberg we explore in this episode.

A Little Background

Jeff has 21 years in higher education technology leadership at two public Universities. He was on the cutting edge of web development during that time and a leader in the mobile evolution.
He has founded three successful companies with the latest being EdTech Connect, a platform created to democratize the Higher Education conversation.

Over the past year, EdTech Connect has kept him on the leading edge of the future of Higher Education technology. That ranges from the latest in mobile apps and chatbots, to how institutions will soon be using Artificial Intelligence to enhance the student experience.  We will see how he can speak to many perspectives of Higher Ed Technology.

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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