Saturday, April 28th 2007

IPods Used to help students Cheat, schools Proposing ban during exams

Students have recently been busted for a brand new form of cheating: loading test answers on their iPod's and MP3 players. This new form of cheating extends all the way from simply putting information in a lyric file to "podcasts" of test answers. Two students have already been caught red handed, and so a school in Meridian, Idaho has banned MP3 players of any form being on a student during a test. These incidents have even triggered talk of a national ban. This is vastly in contrast to the move Duke University made in 2004 when they bought 1,650 iPod's so that their students could keep up with studies.Source: Reg Hardware
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23 Comments on IPods Used to help students Cheat, schools Proposing ban during exams

#1
anticlutch
Why didn't they ban MP3 players sooner? Even if there weren't any answers on it, surely listening to music during tests could distract the student (as well as those near him)...
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#2
Zero Cool
9 people in my class (40% of hte class) had iPods, but they all broke within half a year
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kwchang007
by: Zero Cool
9 people in my class (40% of hte class) had iPods, but they all broke within half a year
half a year? i still have my mini and it's working it's like...1 and a half years old now. i could've seen this one coming...any way to cheat is good :D as long as you don't get caught...
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mandelore
by: kwchang007
half a year? i still have my mini and it's working it's like...1 and a half years old now. i could've seen this one coming...any way to cheat is good :D as long as you don't get caught...
lol... cheating is pathetic fullstop. I worked my ass off for my university degree, and if i found out another student had simply cheated to get their degree id beat the crap outa them. grrr
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kwchang007
by: mandelore
lol... cheating is pathetic fullstop. I worked my ass off for my university degree, and if i found out another student had simply cheated to get their degree id beat the crap outa them. grrr
true true, i don't cheat, most of the time. usually it's like hw, when i copy and paste cause it's 11 at night and i need to sleep. tests....usually people cheat off of me, so i can't really copy, anyways if i tried id be way to noticable :roll:
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Zero Cool
by: kwchang007
half a year? i still have my mini and it's working it's like...1 and a half years old now. i could've seen this one coming...any way to cheat is good :D as long as you don't get caught...
they were all nanos :)
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Pretty ingenious to figure out how to use the ipod to cheat.
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#8
Zero Cool
not really, most MP3 with displays read .txt files.
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#9
watts289
well thanks to for the company that published that info for annoucing to the whole world on a good idea to cheat using an ipod, or mp3 player
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#10
Casheti
........what kind of stupid fuck of a school lets students listen to music in a test?

retards
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#11
Zero Cool
by: Casheti
........what kind of stupid fuck of a school lets students listen to music in a test?

retards
thats what I was thinking, they would never let us do that here :twitch:
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#12
Casheti
Only in America :shadedshu
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#13
Zero Cool
by: Casheti
Only in America :shadedshu
stereotype :shadedshu
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#14
theonetruewill
In the UK you're not even allowed to have a calculator lid in a zipped up pocket. Listening to MP£ players?:wtf: Why in hell would you allow that?
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#15
Taz100420
by: Casheti
Only in America :shadedshu
I have to agree even tho I live in America! lol But If I was caught having a MP3 player in school or college, Id be suspended or worse.....expelled......:ohwell:


I wanna move to Japan........
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#16
ex_reven
by: theonetruewill
In the UK you're not even allowed to have a calculator lid in a zipped up pocket. Listening to MP£ players?:wtf: Why in hell would you allow that?
Yeah, you just have to regulate shit properly.

Over here, if you are found OR suspected to be cheating you are awarded an automatic zero on the test you are sitting. Being suspected for cheating can include:
- Having a mobile phone in the exam room
- Being caught with any written material relevant or not to the current test
- Writing on the arm
- Anything written on a calculator lid
- Whispering, making noises, coughing conspicuously (as in coughing and saying "A" for an answer)

We also have to bring in all our equipment; pens, calculators etc in a clear plastic container or sleeve. All watches MUST be on the desk and not on our arms while the exam is in process. Toilet breaks are not allowed during the first and last half hour of the exam.

The people that cheat are usually too stupid to beat regular students anyway :roll:
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#17
tkpenalty
by: Casheti
........what kind of stupid fuck of a school lets students listen to music in a test?

retards
Yeah... pretty werid. Our school teachers were smart back in the walkman days, they banned them as well for exams.
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#18
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
I think I speak for all us that study hard when I say HAHA :D
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#19
Casheti
by: ex_reven
Yeah, you just have to regulate shit properly.

Over here, if you are found OR suspected to be cheating you are awarded an automatic zero on the test you are sitting. Being suspected for cheating can include:
- Having a mobile phone in the exam room
- Being caught with any written material relevant or not to the current test
- Writing on the arm
- Anything written on a calculator lid
- Whispering, making noises, coughing conspicuously (as in coughing and saying "A" for an answer)

We also have to bring in all our equipment; pens, calculators etc in a clear plastic container or sleeve. All watches MUST be on the desk and not on our arms while the exam is in process. Toilet breaks are not allowed during the first and last half hour of the exam.

The people that cheat are usually too stupid to beat regular students anyway :roll:
Actually I succesfully cheated in a maths exam, and none of the invigilators even saw me do it. We had Maths Paper A and Maths Paper B. B was with a calculator, A was without. We were supposed to complete A, and then wait until we were told we could go onto B, but I went straight onto B after I finished A and nobody noticed, and remembering some of the questions from A which I couldn't do, I pretended to use my calculator to answer shit on B, when actually I was answering stuff on A. Invigilators are stupid :wtf:
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#20
Zero Cool
by: Casheti
Actually I succesfully cheated in a maths exam, and none of the invigilators even saw me do it. We had Maths Paper A and Maths Paper B. B was with a calculator, A was without. We were supposed to complete A, and then wait until we were told we could go onto B, but I went straight onto B after I finished A and nobody noticed, and remembering some of the questions from A which I couldn't do, I pretended to use my calculator to answer shit on B, when actually I was answering stuff on A. Invigilators are stupid :wtf:
he cheated! ban him! :laugh:
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#21
mandelore
by: Casheti
Actually I succesfully cheated in a maths exam, and none of the invigilators even saw me do it. We had Maths Paper A and Maths Paper B. B was with a calculator, A was without. We were supposed to complete A, and then wait until we were told we could go onto B, but I went straight onto B after I finished A and nobody noticed, and remembering some of the questions from A which I couldn't do, I pretended to use my calculator to answer shit on B, when actually I was answering stuff on A. Invigilators are stupid :wtf:
:shadedshu
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#22
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: Zero Cool
he cheated! ban him! :laugh:
:p.

Nah, I can't legitimately do that. Besides, his steam account's already been frozen for doing a similar thing on Counter Strike... ;).

But don't turn this into a "Cahseti you suck at cheating" thread, those tend to get out of hand rather quickly.
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Zero Cool
by: zekrahminator
:p.

Nah, I can't legitimately do that. Besides, his steam account's already been frozen for doing a similar thing on Counter Strike... ;).
I heared hehe :roll:
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