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Digital Skillscast

The Digital Academy Is Closing The Skills Gap

By Nate Riggs on May 4, 2018 1:14:00 PM in The Digital Skillscast

Welcome back to the Digital Skillscast.  

Every other week, we talk with guests who are passionate about technology, whether they are working for the companies who are developing it or working inside an organization or institution that is using...

How Oracle is Breaking Barriers With A Design High School [WITH UPDATES]

By Nate Riggs on Feb 23, 2018 3:04:00 PM in The Digital Skillscast

Welcome back to the Digital Skillscast.  

Every other week, we talk with guests who are passionate about technology, whether they are working for the companies who are developing it or working inside an organization or institution that is using...

Social Media and Education: How WVU Went From Forgotten to Followed

By Nate Riggs on Sep 18, 2017 5:36:38 PM in The Digital Skillscast

Welcome to the Digital SkillsCast, a podcast where we interview a new guest who is working to close the digital skills gap. These guests are professors, school administrators, or business leaders who are lighting the path to digital...

A New Generation: Design Tech High School's First Graduating Class

By Nate Riggs on Sep 13, 2017 10:53:48 AM in The Digital Skillscast

You're in for a good one this week at the Digital SkillsCast, a podcast where we interview a new guest who is working to close the digital skills gap. These guests are professors, school administrators, or business leaders who are lighting the...

Oracle Education Foundation & Design Tech High School: How Volunteers Make It Work

By Nate Riggs on Sep 1, 2017 1:31:30 PM in The Digital Skillscast

You're in for a good one this week at the Digital SkillsCast, a podcast where we interview a new guest who is working to close the digital skills gap. These guests are professors, school administrators, or business leaders who are lighting the...

How Baldwin Wallace is Teaching Digital with a Student Marketing Agency

By Nate Riggs on Aug 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

As summer is winding down, things have been ramping up here at the Digital Skillscast. We've had a lot of exciting guests in the past couple weeks and we're excited about all of the guests we have in line for upcoming episodes- lots of great...

Video Blogging with The Vlog Boss Amy Schmittauer

By Nate Riggs on Aug 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

It's been an exciting few weeks for the Digital Skillscast and we've had some incredble guests who have not only mastered digital skills for their industry, but are also working as influencers to bring the message to others.  

Last week marked...

Digital Skills in Family Medicine with Dr. Mike Sevilla

By Nate Riggs on Aug 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

Just like every other week, we interview a new guest who is working to close the digital skills gap – these guests are professors, school administrators, or business leaders who are lighting the path to digital transformation in their industry....

DOYO Live: A Digital Marketing Conference in Youngstown, Ohio

By Nate Riggs on Jul 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

Welcome back to the Digital Skillscast, where each week we focus on closing the digital skills gap. Our guests are out there teaching students in college and universities or they are working to close the digital skills gap from inside a company....

Hondros College of Business Social Media Strategy with Christy Bernard

By Nate Riggs on Jul 21, 2017 9:24:53 AM in The Digital Skillscast

If you don’t know by now, we interview a guest each week who is on the way to closing the digital skills gap. We’ve talked to numerous guests who are out there teaching students in college and universities but we’ve also had some guests that are...

What is Digital Transformation: Case Study on Hocking College

By Nate Riggs on Jul 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

You're well aware by now that we interview someone each week who is on the path to closing the digital skills gap. Sometimes the guest is someone who is teaching students in colleges or universities. Other times, they're closing the gap from...

How Elissa Fink is Building a Workforce of Marketing Technologists

By Nate Riggs on Jul 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

How would you define a "Marketing Technologist"?

The truth is, this post may be the first time you've come across that exact term, but chances are that your company is in dire need of at least one of these incredibly difficult to come by...

How Riipen is Creating Relevant Work Experience for Students

By Nate Riggs on Jun 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

Think back to when you were in college.  How did you land your first meaningful internship?  What did your school do to help you develop real experience that augmented the lectures on theory and other classroom learning required to earn your...

Podcasting for Higher Education

By Nate Riggs on Jun 23, 2017 9:59:23 AM in The Digital Skillscast

If you’ve been listening to the Digital Skillcast, you know that we bring in a guest who is a part of the effort to close the digital skills gap. The guests usually fall into the categories of admissions, advancement, or teaching the skills...

Emily Crume: Social Media Examiner's Director of Strategy

By Nate Riggs on Jun 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

In last week's show, we brought your attention to the longest running conference series on social media education for practitioners -- the Social Media Strategies Summit.

Go back and listen if you missed it.  Our guest Breanna Jacobs filled us...

Breanna Jacobs of the Social Media Strategies Summit

By Nate Riggs on Jun 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

A large portion of closing the digital skills gap in marketing and sales automation takes place at conferences and events.

That's why a few episodes of The Digital Skillscast are focused around them. If you're interested in learning more about...

Alaina Shearer on How to Get More Women in Digital Marketing Careers

By Nate Riggs on Jun 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

May 16th was a day full of inspiring digital women. Ohio State University’s Innovate Conference. Innovate builds a community of educators, administrators and thought leaders from Ohio State University and beyond to share, explore and discuss...

Russ Klein of American Marketing Association on Digital Transformation

By Nate Riggs on May 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

If you are a member of the marketing industry, you are no stranger to the American Marketing Association, a community essential to marketers.

The strategy of "Marketing Mix" was first articulated in 1953 by Neil Borden, an AMA leader who wasn't...

Jay Baer on Marketing Technology, People, and Talk Triggers

By Nate Riggs on May 19, 2017 9:05:13 AM in The Digital Skillscast

Haven’t gotten enough of Oracle’s Modern Marketing Experience? Good, neither have we so we’re continuing the conversation for a second week. If you're new to the conversation, Oracle's MME is where marketing technologists flood to each year due...

The Rise of Marketing Technologists: A Recap of Oracle's Modern Marketing Experience

By Nate Riggs on May 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

Back in 2014, I wrote about the defintion of a marketing technologist. It's safe to say that they are no longer unicorns. Oracle's Annual Modern Marketing Experience is evidence of that. Because the Digital Skillscast focuses on the gap in...

The Future of Higher Education Marketing

By Nate Riggs on Apr 30, 2017 11:56:05 PM in The Digital Skillscast

Why is it that colleges and universities can't seem to keep up with the rapid change in technology? There is so much out there but universities can't seem to keep up with it or use it to their benefit. It seems that with social media, the...

How One University Used Crowdfunding to Reach Young Donors

By Nate Riggs on Apr 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

If there is one thing that universities and colleges need a lot of, it's money. Getting that money can be quite the task and much of it comes from alumni and donors. However, it's unusual for younger alumni to do such a thing. How can a...

How Maryville University Uses iPads for Digital Education

By Nate Riggs on Apr 14, 2017 9:32:40 AM in The Digital Skillscast

We cover all sides of the discussion on how technology impacts sales, marketing, and higher education. We look at how people within admissions are using technology to recruit students and how those same students are learning to use technology in...

What DeVos's Singular Focus on School Choice Could Mean for Higher-Ed Policy

By Nate Riggs on Apr 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM in The Digital Skillscast

A few weeks ago, we decided to stir the pot on the recent controversy over the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. We took a more netural approach this week and brought in a guest who has been covering higher education...

Employee Engagement Factors: How to Have Fun at Work

By Nate Riggs on Mar 31, 2017 8:40:47 AM in The Digital Skillscast

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice (AMTP) conference in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This conference brings together both academic theory and real world business practices.

The Affordable Learning Exchange: How OSU is Changing the Way Students Learn

By Nate Riggs on Mar 24, 2017 10:21:32 AM in The Digital Skillscast, Education

As a current Adjunct Professor at Ohio University, I always enjoy getting to speak with faculty from other universities. From discussions around curriculum to learning about new ways to improve the way my students learn. 

This week, I had to the...

How the University of Florida Built an Online Masters in Communication

By Nate Riggs on Mar 17, 2017 2:55:06 PM in The Digital Skillscast

If you're new to following The Digital Skillscast, welcome! This weekly podcast covers trends in marketing, sales, technology, and higher education. The ultimate goal of the show is to gain the attention of faculty and administrators to move the...

The Future of Higher Education: Betsy Devos

By Nate Riggs on Mar 13, 2017 1:45:06 PM in The Digital Skillscast, Education

The time has finally arrived. The Digital Skillscast would not be a podcast if we didn't stir the pot with the recent controversy over the appointment of Betsy Devos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. 

This week we changed things up a bit. Being...

Using Social Media for Recruitment and Training

By Nate Riggs on Feb 24, 2017 9:15:52 AM in The Digital Skillscast, Education

Last week was a real treat. We spoke with Eli Chmouni, The Director of the Arizona State and Draper University Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program. This program takes a similar approach to the Center of Excellence model by teaching students...

Entrepreneur Bootcamp at ASU and Draper University

By Nate Riggs on Feb 17, 2017 9:27:28 AM in The Digital Skillscast, Education

If you caught last week's episode of The Digital Skillscast, you'll recall Isaac Moche of HubSpot talking about the HubSpot Education Partner Program. This program is free and open to all colleges and universities, and has been designed to...