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Topic: Internet access during exams
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Eric Jacobsen

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Registered: 12/7/04
Re: Internet access during exams
Posted: Jan 5, 2012 8:54 PM
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On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:53:34 -0600, Tim Wescott <tim@seemywebsite.com>

>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-

>> (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_.

Or that you can detect that the internet was used. That'd probably
be just as effective.

Eric Jacobsen
Anchor Hill Communications

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