“Alberta has banned students taking provincial exams from bringing iPods into examination rooms. Alberta Education added digital audio players such as iPods to the list of banned technology in March,” CBC News reports. “Ben Heshka, a Grade 12 student at Paul Kane High School in St. Albert, says students can easily cheat with an iPod.
“‘You can record stuff onto your iPod,’ he said. ‘Like just read out your notes and just record it as a song and just listen to it. That’s been known to happen.’ McManus is not aware of any incident involving a student using an iPod to cheat. Some high schools in Alberta allow students to listen to their digital audio players during study periods and even in some classes,” CBC News reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: One can only imagine what was going on before they banned them in March. Why did it take over four years to ban a device that can playback recordings during exams?
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