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(NPR)   There's nothing like enrolling in college and being told you'll have to wear anti-cheating hats on test days   (npr.org) divider line 28
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2013-08-19 06:56:45 AM  
That site is running on an old Commodore 64.

But the hats are awesome:
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2013-08-19 07:35:16 AM  
They didn't think of moving the desks farther apart?
 
2013-08-19 07:48:59 AM  
Hey Subby: it was the students' idea, choice, and design. RTFA.
 
2013-08-19 07:50:10 AM  
Can't tell if subby is trolling, since the article clearly states the students weren't forced to wear them.
 
2013-08-19 07:50:30 AM  
The Flying Nun!

-in color-
 
2013-08-19 07:51:24 AM  
Horses cheat too.
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GBB
2013-08-19 07:51:46 AM  

brimed03: Hey Subby: it was the students' idea, choice, and design. RTFA.


Not mentioned: Teacher's idea to staple them to students' head.
 
2013-08-19 07:55:00 AM  
They decided to just hire more proctors to catch people in the process of cheating, because they can easily afford Thai Interceptors.
 
2013-08-19 07:55:18 AM  
No wifi, no bluetooth, no iTunes, and sharp corners?

It'll never catch on.
 
2013-08-19 07:55:41 AM  
So was Buckethead a guitar cheat, or did he wear the KFC bucket on his head so he could barf in it whenever Axl's fat stanky ass got near him on stage?
Can't think of anyone else that wears things over their head.
 
2013-08-19 07:55:48 AM  
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You could go far in life with a silly hat, son.
 
2013-08-19 08:00:04 AM  

GBB: brimed03: Hey Subby: it was the students' idea, choice, and design. RTFA.

Not mentioned: Teacher's idea to staple them to students' head.


We tried crazy glue, but it just didn't work
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2013-08-19 08:00:11 AM  
As someone who teaches in a Thai university, I'm getting a kick and a ream of paper before finals.
 
2013-08-19 08:06:35 AM  

UNC_Samurai: They decided to just hire more proctors to catch people in the process of cheating, because they can easily afford Thai Interceptors.


rpggamer.org

/if I wasn't at work, I would photoshop TIE Interceptors onto their heads...
 
2013-08-19 08:30:03 AM  
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2013-08-19 09:01:49 AM  
Whatever happened to randomizing the order of the test questions to create several versions of the test?
 
2013-08-19 09:06:38 AM  
Hopes Mattie got over the Black Lung...
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2013-08-19 09:22:05 AM  

brimed03: Hey Subby: it was the students' idea, choice, and design. RTFA.


Not believing it.

There may have been a few students who wanted something like this, but there's no way an entire class would do it without some sort of coercion.  I suspect it was a faculty exploitation of peer pressure.
 
2013-08-19 09:34:47 AM  
But it's Thailand, so all the women have penises.
 
2013-08-19 09:59:42 AM  
That was so much more awesome than expected.
 
2013-08-19 10:34:00 AM  

DarkVader: brimed03: Hey Subby: it was the students' idea, choice, and design. RTFA.

Not believing it.

There may have been a few students who wanted something like this, but there's no way an entire class would do it without some sort of coercion.  I suspect it was a faculty exploitation of peer pressure.


Try looking on the other side of the papers.  I bet those are really cheat sheets hanging on their heads.  Sometimes it is better to hide it in the open.
 
2013-08-19 10:50:31 AM  

DarkVader: brimed03: Hey Subby: it was the students' idea, choice, and design. RTFA.

Not believing it.

There may have been a few students who wanted something like this, but there's no way an entire class would do it without some sort of coercion.  I suspect it was a faculty exploitation of peer pressure.


You don't know the hive mind of those inscrutable orientals.
 
2013-08-19 10:50:31 AM  
Oddly enough, I bet wearing those anti-cheating hats actually raised test scores, because there were fewer distractions to concentration.

It's long been known that "talking to yourself" in your head is very distracting, and if you want to do something that requires a lot of concentration, like meditation, you need to shut up in your head first.  So there are lots of techniques so that people can train themselves to turn off the talking for longer and longer periods of time.

Imagine being able to take a test for an entire hour without distraction.  You would probably score much higher.
 
2013-08-19 12:32:09 PM  

ginkor: Oddly enough, I bet wearing those anti-cheating hats actually raised test scores, because there were fewer distractions to concentration.

It's long been known that "talking to yourself" in your head is very distracting, and if you want to do something that requires a lot of concentration, like meditation, you need to shut up in your head first.  So there are lots of techniques so that people can train themselves to turn off the talking for longer and longer periods of time.

Imagine being able to take a test for an entire hour without distraction.  You would probably score much higher.


Considering even people talking nearby completely wrecks my concentration, yeah, it would help. I remember an exam where the invigilators were busy chatting it up at the front of the class. They spoke in hushed tones but it was like whispers and murmurs, and very distracting. Luckily I got a good mark anyhow!

/I work in an open office, soon moving to one where I have a door. I'll be 100x more productive once everyone is shut out (instead of the current policy of 'yelling accross the room').. and the whistling, Spanish singing Mexican dude next to me? He'll be in his own office too.
 
2013-08-19 12:57:38 PM  
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2013-08-19 01:46:43 PM  

DarkVader: brimed03: Hey Subby: it was the students' idea, choice, and design. RTFA.

Not believing it.

There may have been a few students who wanted something like this, but there's no way an entire class would do it without some sort of coercion.  I suspect it was a faculty exploitation of peer pressure.


It makes sense in an environment of good students.

I used to hate when people would cheat off my test, because I studied and got good grades. I'm not a snitch, so I would vote in support of this to preemptively reduce cheaters from sneaking a peek or attempting to coerce me.
 
2013-08-19 03:38:22 PM  

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Its pyramid head training school!

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2013-08-19 04:03:03 PM  

DrBrownCow: Whatever happened to randomizing the order of the test questions to create several versions of the test?


I'm sure there are lots of reasons to do that, but my favorite is the hilarity that ensues when a student copies the correct answer to the wrong question and then gets mad when I don't award any credit for it.
 
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