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May 8, 2019

How blockchain, virtual assistants and AI are changing higher ed

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Ben Unglesbee, Education Dive
In the coming years, advanced technologies like mixed reality, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and virtual assistants could play a bigger role at colleges and universities, according to a new report from Educause, a nonprofit focused on IT’s role in higher ed.┬áThe 2019 Horizon Report, based on a panel of higher ed experts, zeroes in on trends, challenges and developments in educational technology. Challenges range from the “solvable,” such as improving digital fluency and increasing demand for digital learning experiences, to the “wicked.” The latter includes rethinking teaching and advancing digital equity. The panel contemplated blockchain’s use in higher ed for the first time in the 2019 report.

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