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Smartwatches – wonder how this is going to change exam rules…

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  • Zee Tan
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    Obviously with smart watches capable of running note-taking apps, or even googling, wonder how CFA Institute will cope with this during the exams…

    MockTurtle
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    I was wondering about something similar — if devices like Google Glass become mainstream, how on earth are the proctors going to make sure that nobody is getting unfair help?

    christine
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    Glass is pretty obvious looking, and therefore would be easy for CFAI to place a blanket ban on Glass. Watches on the other hand would permeate in many different types and models, and CFAI would have 2 options:

    1. ban watches altogether, which would be crazy, or
    2. check watches now for smart vs dumb

    MockTurtle
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    They could forbid wristwatches if they made sure that the exam halls had prominent clocks that were visible to all the candidates. My Level 2 exam room had a clock in one corner and I couldn’t see it properly, so I was glad I had worn a wristwatch.

    Google Glass is obvious looking now, but if there are improvements to the technology and if competitors come in, then there might be models in the future that look no different from ordinary glasses.

    No easy answers, really. Just hope that the powers that be are thinking ahead of these possible developments!

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    In london they project a digital clock onto the main wall at the from…pretty hard not to see it!

    christine
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    @mattyj! 🙂

    MattyJ
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    @christine it looks like I haven’t been the only one ‘Missing In Action’!

    Sophie Macon
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    Yay @MattyJ is back!

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    @mattyj, yup I was in London for Level 1 so I’ve seen the digital clock. I appreciated it a lot! In my non-London test centre for L2, there was a regular wall clock in one side of the room!

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    In my exam in Ohio, USA, they had big flip boards on both sides of the room that said how much time was left that the exam proctors changed every 15 minutes. I didn’t even bring a watch to the exam.

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    In my exam in Ohio, USA, they had big flip boards on both sides of the room that said how much time was left that the exam proctors changed every 15 minutes. I didn’t even bring a watch to the exam.

    They have the same thing in London. I didn’t have a digital clock when I was taking it in London though!

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    How does that watch work?

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    In Indian center they have multiple analog wall clocks and have a flip board or white board where they put up the time in 30 mins intervals.

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    This actually saves time to go to the wrist watch and check the time with a million stuff in your head.

    Zee Tan
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    @hairyfairy this watch syncs with your smartphone via bluetooth, and also can run apps that you install on it, just like a smartphone.

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    @zee didn’t even know such things existed!

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