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Special Report: Disrupting Higher Education
Traditionally known as a slow-moving field, higher education is going through a major transformation. Technological innovation, globalization, and economic volatility are just a few of the trends that have upended a sector steeped in custom and habit.

To survive the disruption, colleges and universities must embrace innovation. New technologies such as AI, blockchain, and chatbots are changing everything from student recruiting to teaching to diploma distribution. In a report from last year, nearly all of the students surveyed said the tools that helped them with administrative tasks, such as degree or course planning, were useful. And a 2017 survey reported that more than half of college students prefer classes that use digital learning technology tools.

Here, technologists and experts in higher education explore how academia is changing and how colleges and universities can use these new tools to better serve students.
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Oracle Student Cloud—Tomorrow’s Student System, Today
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How Emerging Technologies Are Transforming Higher Education
Blockchain, AI, and chatbots are disrupting a slow-moving industry for the better.
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Modern Tools Help Schools Retain At-Risk Students
Administrators are finding new ways to identify students who need extra help.
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OracleVoice and Oracle Insights
Highlights from Oracle’s blog on and

Charting Career Paths Trumps Focusing on Skills in Computer Science
Attempts to encourage more students to pursue computer science may be focusing too much on skills and not enough on opportunities.

5 Ways Blockchain Is Revolutionizing Higher Education
Blockchain is the next technological chapter in a long trend of decentralization in the higher education sector.

New Mexico College Deploys Blockchain for Digital Diplomas
This summer, every new graduate of the school left with the information on their diploma authenticated and recorded in blockchain.
The Oracle Student Cloud
To face challenges in higher education, colleges and universities must reimagine themselves. “Oracle believes that when you put the student as the focal point, it empowers institutions to navigate the needs of today and tomorrow more effectively,” says Nicole Engelbert, vice president of Higher Education Development at Oracle. Here, Engelbert discusses the attributes of a next-generation student system. 
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