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.
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.
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.
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.
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.