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Penn State introduces Big Brother test taking
« on: October 15, 2007, 11:08:12 am »

PSU test center goes high-tech, high-security

Pennsylvania State University's new testing center will be a lot like those on other campuses, with 160 private cubicles, each equipped with a computer. But the process of qualifying to enter it may be worthy of the CIA.

As well as giving time-crunched professors more flexibility in the type and timing of the exams they give, the center represents one of the most comprehensive efforts nationwide to discourage cheating.

The center will help "level the playing field for all students," says Will Kerr, who manages testing services for the university.

When a student swipes a campus ID, his or her picture will come up at a security station. The student will then scoot through a turnstile and check in with an attendant who will give him or her a printout and computer station assignment.

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Re: Penn State introduces Big Brother test taking
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 06:09:20 am »

I could make it real simple, Get caught, recieve an automatic "f" in that couse and an individual restest in all your others..  This is college, make them understand that a violation of personal integrity means no one trusts you who knows about the violation.  If you get cranky about the policy which is plainly stated up front....... "we refuse the right to refuse service to anyone".  Let them find another school.

Spending mega$ and making the honest ones feel like crooks is not the answer.
........Duct tape is like the force, it has a light side, a darkside and holds the universe together.  It is theoretically reinforced with strings too.  (The dome has a darkside, lightside and strings of rebar for reinforcement too!)
Most of the time news is about the same old violations of the first principles of consent and golden rule with a dash of force thrown in........ with just enough duct tape to be believable.
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