Proctor me! Proctor me now!

Bad idea: Scheduling a final exam.

Worse idea: Scheduling a final exam to be taken en ligne from your home. Yes, it's open book and open note and yes, we're bound by honor code* not to collaborate on answers.

It's not cheating that I'm concerned about... it's wandering off to find something to eat and forgetting that I'm in the middle of an exam. It's too comfortable at home! I need to be in a structured environment with someone threatening to slap me with a ruler if I get out of line! I need to be prevented from going to the bathroom until I have finished and turned in my test! I need to be in an uncomfortable chair-desk-thing, scribbling in a blue book until I scream in pain from the hand-cramps. I can't be wrapped in a blanket and sipping tea, or my whole world will fall apart!

Well anyway, back to my reading.

* and the ethics of the information professional (Hedstrom, 2002)

srah - Friday, 12 December 2003 - 11:50 AM

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Comments (6)

gravatar katie - December 12, 2003 - 12:11 PM -

I had an exam like this once. I was afraid of the exact same things. You know what I did? I Whisked myself to one of the private computer terminal carrolls in the library and declared that I wouldn't get up until I was done. It worked like a charm.

gravatar srah - December 12, 2003 - 12:13 PM -

After yesterday, I'm not depending on public computing!

gravatar katie - December 12, 2003 - 12:35 PM -


gravatar Jez - December 12, 2003 - 3:01 PM -

You're allowed to take exams from the comfort of your own home, and I'm supposed to feel sorry for you? Bloody luxury! When I was a boy...etc. etc.

gravatar srah - December 12, 2003 - 3:47 PM -

Believe me, I wish we were back in the Stone Age That Was Your Youth, too.

gravatar Jez - December 12, 2003 - 4:23 PM -


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