About 6,000 students in Norway are taking exams on their laptops in a trial that soon could be rolled out across the country, the BBC reports. Every 16- to 19-year-old in Nord-Trondelag county in Norway has been trying out the laptop-based system. The students are given a laptop by the government when they turn 16 to help them with schoolwork. During exams, the specially tailored software springs into life to block and record any attempt at cheating. The software works as a keylogger, taking screen shots so "we can very easily get a graphic of what the students have used or have done," said Bjorg Helland, project manager for digital literacy at Nord-Trondelag county council. "Exactly what we are looking for may vary, depending on what exam it is," said Terje Ronning, a spokesman for computer firm XO Expect More, which has worked with Nord-Trondelag to get the system working. Although students can turn to spell checkers to help proofread their answers, the use of anything more sophisticated is banned. Just as with paper-based exams, those caught cheating fail the test…

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