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Re: Timed Notebooks for Student Take-home examinations

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg60322] Re: Timed Notebooks for Student Take-home examinations
  • From: Urijah Kaplan <uak at sas.upenn.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 06:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Pennsylvania
  • References: <dfue0c$1r1$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Couldn't someone just take a screen shot of the test? I don't see how you 
could prevent that...


  --Urijah Kaplan


W. Craig Carter 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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