Cheat codes: Students search for shortcuts as virtual schooling expands
November 1, 2020
Computer programmer Gradyn Wursten still updates a project he created to hack his high school homework.
As a sophomore, he used an old MacBook with a cracked screen and bulging battery to write the code that adds shortcuts to Edgenuity – an online education platform used by more than 3 million students.
Once installed, his program can skip videos and automatically fill practice questions with answers - progressing straight to quizzes and tests.
Instead of watching a 30-minute history lesson on the Iroquois, students can cut right to the quiz. And those answers are often easily found on...