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Topic: Internet access during exams
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Tim Wescott

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Registered: 5/10/05
Re: Internet access during exams
Posted: Jan 5, 2012 6:53 PM
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On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:40:48 -0800, Rune Allnor 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...


The answer is to design the exam so that having access to the Internet
doesn't help.

I don't know if that's _possible_, but that's the _answer_.

--
My liberal friends think I'm a conservative kook.
My conservative friends think I'm a liberal kook.
Why am I not happy that they have found common ground?

Tim Wescott, Communications, Control, Circuits & Software
http://www.wescottdesign.com



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