Posts by joecicerospark

Smart Watches & Cheating

From the University of London…

“At this stage it is difficult to know how easy it will be to identify the Apple Watch, or other smartwatches, from standard digital or mechanical timepieces but it is thus possible that smartwatches may become a problem in the examination hall from 2015 and beyond.”

I’ve been told by other instructors that they have been seeing a rise in students accessing their smart phones DURING written exams.  Millennials live with their smart phones, some statistics say that 85% of millennials sleep with them.  I don’t think it’s a case of even realizing that accessing their phone is in-appropriate during an exam.  Therefore it needs to be stated before the exam is taken.  Which leaves the question about their Smart Watches…


For those of you who don’t know, there are companies that are marketing cheating watches and Apps specifically designed for cheating with your watch.

It may be that very shortly we have to ask students to remove their watches before an exam.  What are your thoughts?

Morphing the Complex Change Model Into the Complete Assignment Model.

The “Model for Managing Complex Change” has been one of the most beneficial concepts that I learned in college. It basically states that in order to get “Change”, whatever that may be for you, you need a Vision, Skills, Incentives, Resources and a Plan. Failing to have any of the previous five ingredients will cause you to have a different outcome.

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