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It’ll Be A Lot Harder To Cut Class With This Classroom Facial-Recognition App


Under pressure to prove the value of sky-high tuition fees, many colleges are getting tough on classroom attendance. The Wall Street Journal recently reportedon a series of new measures colleges are trying, including tagging students electronically, secret filming of lecture halls, and—the most draconian of all—rules requiring attendance.

Now researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology have another idea to keep students in line: an app that replaces the dull process of roll-calling. It could make attendance-tracking easier and free up more time for learning.