This Week in EdTech: Hot higher ed trends for 2017

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This week we look at what’ll be hot in edtech in 2017 and whether chatbots are a help or hindrance.

14 hot higher ed trends for 2017

It’s a new year! Educators and tech leaders look back on 2016 and predict where higher ed trends in teaching and learning will head this new year.

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Going beyond the Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a great start to getting elementary students interested in computer science, but 2017 could be the year to expand computer science offerings to all students.

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Scaling up with adaptive technology

Eight U.S. universities set a goal to scale up the use of adaptive software to help increase retention and graduate rates. Two of them share their process and challenges.

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Do chatbots really help you stay productive?

Chatbots provide convenience by streamlining certain processes such as online training, but when it comes to understanding slang and multi-step requests, this article says chatbots could hinder more than help.

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Report: Digital curriculum spending up 25% in 2016, most schools to increase in 2017

A new survey from research institute The Learning Counsel found that 86% of schools and districts surveyed plan to increase their spending on digital curriculum in 2017.

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