On 1/5/2012 5:52 PM, Eric Jacobsen wrote: > On Thu, 5 Jan 2012 14:40:48 -0800 (PST), Rune Allnor > <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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