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Pearson is Now Spying on Students During Standardized Testing ⋆ Ink, Bits, & ... - 0 views

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    "Luckily for the kid, it was only a single tweet. Had several students gotten together to form a study group, they might have been prosecuted for felony interference with a business model and gotten the death penalty.

    Do you suppose Pearson has hidden microphones set up around the schools so they can also listen in and see if students discuss the tests during lunch? I ask because that is basically the offline version of the student's infraction."
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Pearson and surveillance of students | D'Arcy Norman dot net - 0 views

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    "Pearson is apparently monitoring social media, to detect signs of cheating during exams. That's insanely creepy, and a horrible violation.

    "And for those who think "Well, its Twitter, its public", remember this: So is walking down the street. But is it OK for the government to monitor us with street surveillance cameras and send us fines for not crossing with the crosswalk?" via Pearson Caught Spying On Students. Big Brother Is Here. "
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Students: bring your own technology to uni | Education | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "But Lodge admits that the BYOD trend does have a number of flaws. His biggest concern? It encourages students to use technology during teaching time: "The major downside of BYOD is the potential for distraction. Students' own devices are likely to include all the applications they use on a regular basis. This cannot be controlled like it can be with computers provided by the institution.""
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