The digital transformation is restructuring industries and making organizations more competitive. It encompasses technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, block-chain, and the Internet of Things.

The strategic use of these technologies is remaking processes and products. It is easy to see the impact in segments such as retail or communication. What might the digital transformation mean in higher education?

Using blockchain for digital diplomas, employing chatbots to respond to enrollment questions, or turning to artificial intelligence to reduce energy use are examples of the digital transformation in colleges and universities.

What role do assessments play in the higher-ed digital transformation?

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However, one often-forgotten area in which the digital transformation is taking hold is in testing or assessment.

About the Author:

Dr. Diana G. Oblinger is president emeritus of EDUCAUSE. She is known for her leadership in information technology, particularly its impact on enhancing learning and improving student success.

ACT Senior Vice President, Alina von Davier, PhD., leads ACTNext, a multidisciplinary innovation unit at ACT Inc. Von Davier is a pioneer in Computational Psychometrics, applying theoretical psychometric models and data-driven computational methods to multimodal, large-scale/high-dimensional learning and assessment data.


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