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About the Episode: In this April Fools' Day special of Higher Ed Pulse, Mallory and Seth explore the transformative potential of AI, the challenges of integrating it into educational settings, and the ethical considerations that come with its use. From AI-driven chatbots enhancing student engagement to the pitfalls of technology missteps, this episode unpacks the balance between leveraging AI's benefits and maintaining the irreplaceable human element in education. But there's the twist—and you’ll have to listen to the end of the episode to find out. 

Key Takeaways:

  • The Potential of AI in Higher Ed: AI can personalize learning experiences, making education more accessible and engaging.
  • Challenges and Ethical Concerns: Implementing AI comes with hurdles, including budget constraints, the need for technical infrastructure, and ethical dilemmas like data privacy and bias.
  • The Human Element: Despite AI's advancements, maintaining a human touch in education is crucial for mentoring, teaching, and inspiring students.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/02/vanderbilt-chatgpt-ai-generated-email-michigan-state-shooting/
https://eab.com/resources/blog/data-analytics-blog/missteps-university-leaders-ai-approach/ 

https://www.insidehighered.com/opinion/blogs/online-trending-now/2024/01/05/how-will-ai-disrupt-higher-education-2024 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisagarcia/2024/02/19/what-air-canada-lost-in-remarkable-lying-ai-chatbot-case/?sh=c438d20696f2 

https://campustechnology.com/Articles/2024/02/22/Survey-Suggests-Higher-Ed-Institutions-Are-Not-Ready-for-Generative-AI.aspx 

Connect With Our Co-Hosts:

Mallory Willsea 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mallorywillsea/ 

https://twitter.com/mallorywillsea 

Seth Odell 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethodell/ 

https://twitter.com/sethodell 

About The Enrollify Podcast Network: The Higher Ed Pulse is a part of the Enrollify Podcast Network. If you like this podcast, chances are you’ll like other Enrollify shows too!  

Some of our favorites include Generation AI and Confessions of a Higher Education Social Media Manager.

Enrollify is made possible by Element451 —  the next-generation AI student engagement platform helping institutions create meaningful and personalized interactions with students. Learn more at element451.com

Connect with Us at the Engage Summit: Exciting news — Mallory will be at the 2024 Engage Summit in Raleigh, NC, on June 25 and 26, and we’d love to meet you there! Sessions will focus on cutting-edge AI applications that are reshaping student outreach, enhancing staff productivity, and offering deep insights into ROI. 

Use the discount code Enrollify50 at checkout, and you can register for just $99! This early bird pricing lasts until March 31. 

Learn more and register at engage.element451.com — we can’t wait to see you there!

About the Podcast

Seth Odell

Host

Seth Odell

Widely considered one of the industry's leading enrollment marketing experts, Seth brings over 15 years of education marketing experience at some of our sector's top organizations, including Southern New Hampshire University, UCLA, National University System, and more. Today, he is Founder and CEO of Kanahoma, the fastest growing digital marketing agency in higher education.

Mallory Willsea

Host

Mallory Willsea

Mallory Willsea serves as VP of Marketing at Element451 — the next generation AI student engagement platform helping institutions create meaningful, personalized, and engaging interactions with students. Her insights on best practices and new trends are informed by her sector research and more than 15 years of experience. Mallory has held executive leadership roles in ed tech and at agencies spanning customer success, marketing, and business development. Her superpower is building media brands to reach, educate, and inspire forward-thinking higher education leaders.

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