Technology

Students, schools play cat and mouse with online cheating

Students, schools play cat and mouse with online cheating

Colleges look for innovative ways to stem distance learning cheating

AS COLLEGES OFFER more and more courses online, school officials are scrambling to come up with innovative ways to prevent cheating by students taking tests and other assessments remotely. It’s often a game of cat and mouse. One undergraduate student at Northeastern University says he took an online marketing course from a professor who tried(...)

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In medtech, Massachusetts needs to play catch-up

In medtech, Massachusetts needs to play catch-up

Expansion of Learn and Earn should be high priority

THE MEDICAL DEVICE manufacturing sector in Massachusetts, by any measure, is doing well. From employment rates and wage growth to innovation and venture opportunities, medical device manufacturing is moving forward. Looking nationally, in their most active regions, medical manufacturing clusters are among the leading economic forces for their states.  The most robust clusters are found in(...)

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A Jeffersonian take on the Internet and T

A Jeffersonian take on the Internet and T

Government’s job is leveling the playing field

THE IDEA OF American democracy has its roots in the Declaration of Independence’s affirmation that people are entitled to the benefits of certain unalienable rights – rights that are so integral to the notion of humanity that they cannot be taken away. Jefferson did not list all such rights, but famously named three of them: (...)

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