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Topic: Internet access during exams
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Jerry Avins

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Registered: 12/7/04
Re: Internet access during exams
Posted: Jan 5, 2012 6:16 PM
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On 1/5/2012 5:52 PM, Eric Jacobsen wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Jan 2012 14:40:48 -0800 (PST), Rune Allnor
> <allnor@tele.ntnu.no> wrote:
>

>> Just a heads-up / warning for the regulars who answer
>> questions and provide other help here:
>>
>> The Norwegian Ministry of Education is abut to test
>> examinations where students have access to internet:
>>
>> http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/Skeptiske-til--bruke-Internett-p-eksamen-6734506.html
>>
>> (Haven't found an English version yet; no doubt some will
>> pop up as soon the international news stations pick up on
>> this lunacy.)
>>
>> As for now, there is a non-vanishing chance that there
>> might pop up questions from students who need answers
>> not for homework or projects, but for exams. The idea
>> is insane enough to actually spread to other parts of
>> the world, so beware; the answers you give here might
>> be what get your next colleague his or her diploma...
>>
>> Rune

>
> Usenet, and most internet q&a venues, isn't good for real-time
> answers, so I doubt it'll be much problem here. It's easily managed
> at an individual level by just looking at the post time and not
> responding unless a typical exam duration has passed.


If access to newsgroups brings email with it, then there's another
avenue of information transfer.

Jerry
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