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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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