Trust ... Or mistrust

Reading this article on the BBC website ...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/10277993.stm

In summary, it claims that the technology described could be used to administer a fair and valid assessment in the privacy of the home.

As soon as I read this my first thought was the assumption that the examined individual will not have access to a mobile phone or laptop with internet access and that these cant be used in silence (my iPad [yes the bright shiny toy] can be used in complete silence).

Unless the webcam can see the keyboard area as well as simply beyond the candidates face, I personally doubt this system can be 100% fool proof unless the technology changes or the candidate has a personal proctor present who is entirely independent of the process.



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