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A Class Registration Bot Backfires (Inside Higher Ed)

"Registering for college classes can be a frustrating and stressful process for students. Many colleges and universities operate a 'first come, first served' enrollment system that means latecomers for in-demand classes will either have to wait until the next time the course is offered or hope other enrolled students drop the class and free up spaces."—Source: EdTech Magazine

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WHY THIS MATTERS:

A computer science student wrote a script to enroll himself in classes as soon as registration opened, but sharing his code with classmates had unintended consequences. Don't miss this deep dive into the situation from Inside Higher Ed