Via Information Week
With all the Survey posts I got behind in the current news portion of this blog. I came across this post a couple of weeks ago and saved it for when I was finished all my survey shenanigans.
It seems that the gap between the needs ofr formal testing and the tablet are closing in:
Here is a quote from the article:
The SofTest-M iPad app is designed to provide the security and reliability required for high-stakes exams, operating offline so that it is not dependent on a network connection, while blocking access to the Web and to reference materials or notes on the device for the duration of a test.
High-stakes here meaning exams for medical school or law schools, not our quaint little high school examinations. But it bodes well- if we can trust our future doctors’ examinations to an exam taken on the iPad, how soon will it be when the high school students will be able to take their exams this way?
The Softest-M app is a free app for the student, but how much does the software cost? They seem to have a K-12 section, but I can’t find any price information on their site and I need to go get some coffee now stat…but the fact that it is hard to find makes me think that it is probably pricy. But this is just speculation…
Okay- now I am rambling. All that to say is that use of the iPad is not only possible but I am willing to bet a probability in our future.