Friday, May 19, 2006

High-tech cheats

In my youth, cheating used to be done by whispers and written notes in cuffs (I'm aware that makes me sound ancient). Nowadays, cheats have embraced new technologies. There is the case of the student that loaded all the notes in their palm pilot. Another one that photographed the questions with their mobile phone, sent them to friends outside via MMS, and got the answers to the questions. In another test, a student dictated the notes into his iPod and listened to them during the exam.

If they spent the same time studying, they wouldn't need all the technology. They just don't make students like they used to.


Anonymous said...

These students show a sound understanding the benefits of technology which could, in a perfectly polarised world, lead them in two different directions. They could become captains of industry, championing the cause of innovative IT to help those less able than themselves, or they could become slavering idiots grinding out another highlevel dungeon in WoW for the tenth time that day. Betting's closed, though.

Andres Guadamuz said...

If they're playing WoW, they deserve everything they get.

Anonymous said...

How do they manage all this without getting caught?

Andres Guadamuz said...

>>How do they manage all this without getting caught?<<

My guess is poor invigilating. I've also heard that in the States students can attend exams with their laptops, which makes cheating easier.