As I mentioned in the NML Conference debrief, Denmark is taking the lead in piloting full Internet access for students taking their end of high school exams. Nice to see the BBC article verifying that this has taken place. As was indicated at the conference three main elements inform the decision:
- This is the real world
- Students can be trusted
- Meaningful tasks are beyond copy-and-paste / regurgitations
- Authentic consequences guide students’ wise decisions
Quoting from the article:
IT experts are busy helping the teenagers set up their laptops, making sure they all work.
As students in Australia complete their HSC, VCE, etc’s, in technology-free zones, it kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?