Keith I Myers – 2015-02-07 19:54:45-0500 – Updated: 2015-02-07 19:54:45-0500Sadly I expected this to happen a long time ago. I have worn several smartwatches over the years and can see how the device can be used for cheating. Although I do value integrity, it is becoming a scarce resource these days.
With this said, I do feel that the education systems are living 25 years in the past and rather then evolving with the changes in technology, they choose to outright ban things. They did this with Mobile Phones. SmartPhones, Laptops and even Tablets.
In high school, we had only a small number of computers that had internet access in the school library however we were not allowed to pull out our mobile phone to use it as a research tool for our assignments in class. We were not even allowed to use our phone in the school library as a research tool in the event that all computers were in use. (This was pre-smartphone days with simple text based web pages over edge).Originally shared by Android Headlines – Android News & Tech NewsUniversities Starting To Blanket Ban All Watches Through Fear That Smartwatches Will Aid Cheaters http://androidheadlines.com/2015/02/universities-starting-blanket-ban-watches-fear-smartwatches-will-aid-cheaters.html
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If schools (K-20) were to TEACH the progression of data to information to knowledge to wisdom, the entire authoritarian ponzi scheme of western civilization would unravel around the end of the second semester.
Only through mindless conformity can we prevent people from noticing that our economic and social systems are mathematically doomed.