How the University of Central Florida Tries to Stop Cheating

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Tue, Jul 13th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

The frontier in the battle to defeat student cheating may be here at the testing centre of the University of Central Florida. No gum is allowed during an exam: chewing could disguise a student's speaking into a hands-free cellphone to an accomplice outside. The computers that students use are recessed into desk tops so that anyone trying to photograph the screen -- using, say, a pen with a hidden camera, in order to help a friend who will take the test later -- is easy to spot. When a proctor sees something suspicious, he records the student's real-time work at the computer and directs an overhead camera to zoom in, and both sets of images are burned onto a CD for evidence.

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