It seems rather silly at this point in time to be saying that technology has changed our lives and continues to do so. Good one, Captain Obvious! However, it’s the smaller things that are popping up that we may not have thought about. How long ago was it that smart phones were banned from exam rooms? Now it’s time to ban the watch.
Ariel Bogle, writing for Mashable.com reports on the uptake of the smart watch and how La Trobe and UNSW are among the first universities in Australia to ban them in exam rooms. Read the full article. While China is taking things a touch further by using an anti-cheating drone to deter would-be rorters of the system.
At Macquarie University, students are advised on the Before your exams webpage that the following is not to be brought into exams ‘mobile phones or electronic devices, including but not limited to laptops, iPads, MP3 players, electronic dictionaries and handheld computers.’ Is this statement clear enough or do we need to be more explicit? Or do we need to rethink our approach to exams in an age where content is a click away?