Software lets students take exams at leisure

Reuters reports that British students might soon have the chance to take college exams in their own bedrooms at any time of the day or night — without being able to cheat. U.S. firm Software Secure has developed a program which is designed to make sure students stay honest while taking the exam by keeping them under surveillance and cutting off any access to cribbing material. The software firstly locks down the use of all files and the internet, other than those specifically needed for the exam. It then asks for a fingerprint test to ensure the candidate is the correct person and uses audio and video recording to ensure that the student is under exam conditions during the whole period…

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