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Sunday, 2 August 2009

Click away

It has been a pretty relaxing week for the entire faculty at STech International. When it's time to assess what have managed to stay put in the gray matter, it's the students' turn to stiffen mental. The administration imposed online exams last year. Since then students have been wrestling business and technology course exams with little mice and keyboards though screens. Uploading exams is the only bit of drawback but after it's done, everything's coming up roses.

Go CCC - click correct choice:

All buildings at STech are fully wired, internet running the whole time, but we used only two buildings for the midterms. This is one of the exam rooms. Each seat is a different exam, different level, different time. A Marketing major sits next to a Computer Science major and so on. It's supposed to be cheat-proof, unless students have invented new cheating schemes we are unaware of:

This is where students know whether they are allowed to sit the exams or not. Finances, requirements to settle with instructors, behavior issues - we encode them all and the machine gives the verdict. Haggling is alien to invigilators who are trained to behave like robots during exams. I've never loved technology like this :)

About halfway through... sorry for the blurry snag. Personal cams are not supposed to compete with surveillance cameras, but one STech instructor wants to report something to OWM, so easy there kids, continue wrestling:

And these are the Business Administration majors. I am always happy to invigilate them because they are easy to work with, keen on grabbing their slot in the business world:
Now if the pay slip is as gorgeous as the job, I'll never leave this profession, lol.


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8 comments:

Pacey said...

No, don't leave the prof, it's very satisfying...hope you do get the gorgeous pay slip and everything will be gorgeous as well. Great entry! Nanilingan ra pud ko...Ayo-ayo diha!

Hazel said...

Lol, Pacey! gikan pud ko nanilingan sa imo. Teaching is noble, but let's face it - the pay is not. With an endeavor to always see the glass half-full, I will grin my way out of this hole. Soon I hope :)

Willa said...

wow! sounds like a busy week for you.

Jenn said...

May the pay slip be as rewarding as the job. Good luck...

My OWM is now posted HERE. Hope you can pass by. Happy weekends!

Ebie said...

Hehehe, Hi Hazel, I got stuck on the post above, what an interesting life, good luck with the MBA. Its been ages since I left school, never knew about computer tests.
Its a hi-tech world after all! Teaching is a noble profession, and I have great respects on teachers. Once you get your MBA, maybe a big raise? Good luck gorgeous!
P.S. Ai, classmate diay no ni Lene?

Genejosh said...

kahayay na ninyo sis dha diay...Hopefully sis we'll have a gorgeous slip to match our gorgeous profession....Hayahay diay ka karon wala klase...

Pam said...

I enjoyed your informative post about online testing. It is amazing the see how far technology has brought us so far. Some good some bad, I guess that what you call progress.

Hazel said...

Jenn, fat chance lol

Hi Ate Ebie, thanks.

Hi Gene, nus-a pa kaha hahaha...

Hi Pam, yeah...like they say, there is good and bad in everything. Thanks for dropping by.