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Re: Timed Notebooks for Student Take-home examinations

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  • Subject: [mg60307] Re: [mg60289] Timed Notebooks for Student Take-home examinations
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 22:36:27 -0400 (EDT)
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It seems like you would need some form of DRM. What if a student
copies the file before opening it? The student could then solve the
notebook copy and transfer his or her answers to the original
notebook.

On 9/10/05, W. Craig Carter <ccarter at mit.edu> wrote:
> 
> I wonder if anyone has implemented this, if not I will give it a
> try.
> 
> I'd like to create a template and package for student take home
> exams.
> 
> The student would need to finish the notebook in a fixed amount of
> time.  The instructor, who has encoded the package, would be able to
> determine how much time the student has used to finish the exam by
> decoding a string that is written just before the notebook exits.
> 
> It would need to be moderately safe from cheating.
> 
> Advice would be most welcome.
> 
> 
> W. Craig Carter
> Lord Foundation Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
> MIT, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering 13-5018  77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA
> 617-253-6048  ccarter at mit.edu http://pruffle.mit.edu/~ccarter http://pruffle.mit.edu/~ccarter/FAQS/ http://pruffle.mit.edu/~ccarter/I_do_not_use_microsoft.html
> 
> 


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