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Can technology kill off the exam?

We have the technology to get rid of final exams and assess students differently, says Colin Barras, but are we ready yet?<p>Major exams are the bane of many a student’s life. They represent a one-off chance to scribble months or years of learning onto paper, and can make or break future career …

Google And Facebook Hedge Against The Data Backlash

It’s fascinating to see Facebook‘s rapid diversification, first into fee-based services, via WhatsApp, and now into virtual reality. Google too is establishing the new American conglomerate, spread across smartphones, medicine, finance, fiber and more. Two companies highly dependent on advertising …

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Big data, a general term for the massive amount of digital data being collected from all sorts of sources, is too large, raw, or unstructured for …

The Eight Commandments for a Bad Center

A major center just completed,10 so I finally have time to collect my thoughts on centers. I have been part of a dozen centers in computer systems, …

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Though his entry into computer science was somewhat accidental—enrolling in a computing course by chance after a college math class was canceled—the …