Apple’s “Guided Access” could prove useful in cheating prevention
According to Apple, many schools are employing iPads to administer exams to students. While this makes input easier for students and grading easier for teacher, it also splits wide open the possibility of cheating given that iPad also gives a student access to the internet, where he or she could realistically look up answers without a teacher or proctor noticing.
With new features introduced in iOS 6, Apple aims to change that. ”Guided Access,” a new functionality meant to improve accessibility, gives a user more granular control of the iPad’s features. For example, a teacher can turn off access to Safari during a test, or take it several steps further and allow access only to the test taking app.
Apple says the feature will also be”especially useful for test taking or helping someone with a disability stay focused on learning.”
More on Guided Access as information is released.