Are Closed Book Exams Still Relevant?

An interesting post to the ProfHacker section of The Chronicle of Higher Education asked it’s audience and interesting question recently.

Knowledge is changing. In the world of print knowledge, internalized knowledge of facts once signaled expertise. But in the age of smartphones, Google and Wikipedia, this knowledge is now at our fingertips. How important, then, is it for our students to have this knowledge memorized?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/open-thread-are-closed-book-exams-still-relevant/52807

The responses to this question can be seen in the comments section of the post on The Chronicle of Higher Education. Be sure to check them out.

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