educationalist, educationist [noun] an expert
in methods of educating
Podcast [noun] ExamSoft’s podcast for educators
and assessment professionals
Pedagogo is a Spanish word derived from the Latin meaning “educator.” We, at ExamSoft, chose Pedagogo as the name of our podcast series in honor of educators who are life-long learners just as much as they are teachers. Every higher education professional—be it a staff member, an administrator, a faculty member, or an edtech professional—is committed to improving educational practice to serve students better and enable their learning and success. Our Pedagogo podcast is designed to be your companion on the go—to help you keep up with conversations, ideas, and trends in higher education in a way that is insightful, engaging, practical, and timely.
Pedagogo is for anyone and everyone in higher ed. It is your resource for exploring novel approaches to education processes, policies, and activities. You will find exciting ideas, opinions, thoughts, and experiences shared here to enhance and/or transform your thinking and practice. Pedagogo will arm you will the strategies, tools, and templates needed to catalyze student learning, equity, and success by exploring new ways you can positively impact curricula, teaching and learning, and assessment.
Join us and listen in as thought leaders in the education field keep you current and “edutained” in a way that is easy, practical, and relevant to you. We will bring you expert perspectives and explanations of core concepts that you can adopt, adapt, and implement in your own programs, courses, and institutional contexts. Everything covered in our podcast comes from subject matter experts, innovators, scholars, and professionals making a difference every day in the real world and they draw on literature, evidence-based research, and praxis. We hope you will join us and listen in!
Stay tuned for an all-new season of Pedagogo with host, Dr. Divya Bheda. Season 5 will explore justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) initiatives and how educators can support this work in and through assessment.
Explore episodes from Pedagogo Season 4, featuring insightful conversations with thought leaders, subject matter experts, scholars, and professionals. You’ll learn strategies to build and sustain community in higher ed and how to foster student success through collaborative action and thoughtful leadership.
Divya Bheda, Ph.D.
ExamSoft Director of Education and Assessment
Dr. Divya Bheda (she/her) has over a decade of experience in leading program evaluations, assessments, and social justice training. She has experience championing curricular innovation and learning outcomes assessment that enables authentic engagement and deep learning. Her curricular-assessment-evaluation work has spanned general education, higher education administrative units, academic programs and certificates, and student support services. She has experience in both online and brick and mortar educational contexts, and her expertise spans building organizational responsiveness, catalyzing andragogical/pedagogical excellence, advocating for equity and social justice issues, and enhancing student success. She approaches data, strategic-planning, and decision-making using a formative, utilization-focused, equity-building lens. She is committed to advancing collaborative, transformative, and restorative learning in a safe space for professional accountability and growth for all higher education professionals.
Dr. Bheda holds a Ph.D. in Critical and Socio-Cultural Studies in Education from the University of Oregon, an M.S. Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon, an M.A. in Mass Communication / Media Studies from the University of Madras, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology, English Literature, and Communication from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.