TH gave an exam to a bunch of students the otherday and noticed that, compared to the past, they seemed to have a greater need to uses the “facilities” than they used to. He wondered whether it might be a public health issue.
As he scoured the room for hand santisiser, it occured to him that maybe it was just the same old problem — cheating. As usual he had alreay checked behind the toilet doors and lavatories for notes — someone always tries that (at least used to). but there were none. Perhaps they don’t need to rely on that risky strategy any longer. So long as a student has his smart phone tucked away on him some where, a visit to the lav is now a visit to the library.
TH wonders what the solution is?
- put an iPad behind every toilet door and let everyone get one visit to the loo?
- an open concept lav (a la ancient Greece).
Regardless, it seems that one can no longer assume that students haven’t had the aid of their notes or the wisdom of the masses anymore.