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Online proctoring is surging during COVID-19

Online proctoring has surged during the coronavirus pandemic, and so too have concerns about the practice, in which students take exams under the watchful eyes (human or automated) of third-party programs.

Chief among faculty and student concerns are student privacy and increasing test anxiety via a sense of being surveilled. Pedagogically, some experts also argue that the whole premise of asking students to recall information under pressure without access to their course materials is flawed. This, they say, may only motivate students to game the system, when cheating is what online proctoring services seek to prevent.

Of course, concerns about

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Future shocks: 17 technology predictions for 2025

  • We asked our 2020 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world in the next five years.
  • From quantum computers and 5G in action to managing cancer chronically, here are their predictions for our near-term future.

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1. AI-optimized manufacturing

Paper and pencil tracking, luck, significant global travel and opaque supply chains are part of today’s status quo, resulting in large amounts of wasted energy, materials and time. Accelerated in part by the long-term shutdown of international and regional travel by COVID-19, companies that design and build products will rapidly adopt cloud-based

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Amid COVID-19, tech or internet outage seen as a very big problem by 49% in U.S.

Martha Lackritz-Peltie works from her living room in Oakland, California, this month. (JULIE JAMMOT/AFP via Getty Images)
Martha Lackritz-Peltie works from her living room in Oakland, California, this month. (Julie Jammot/AFP via Getty Images)

As the spread of COVID-19 upends work, classes and even doctor appointments across the country, a majority of Americans are turning to digital means to stay connected and track information about the outbreak.

Amid this increased reliance, about nine-in-ten U.S. adults (93%) say that a major interruption to their internet or cellphone service during the outbreak would be a problem in their daily life, including 49% who foresee an outage being a very big problem for them and 28% who believe it would

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The 5 Biggest Technology Trends In 2021 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

It might seem strange to be making predictions about 2021, when it’s far from certain how the remainder of 2020 is going to play out. No-one foresaw the world-changing events of this year, but one thing is clear: tech has been affected just as much as every other part of our lives.

Another thing that is clear is that today’s most important tech trends will play a big part in helping us cope with

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Top Ten Technology Books Of 2020

There were many great technology books published in 2020, but when polling technology and digital executives for some of the best reads of the year, here are some that rose to the top. If you have a new year’s resolution to read more, here is a list of books to start with.

The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives

By Peter Diamandis, Steven Kotler

Technology is accelerating at an unprecedented rate and will reshape every industry over the next decade. In The Future is Faster Than

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