Items tagged with Norway

Hey, kids -- how would you feel about taking your next round of end-of-quarter exams without even having to pick up a pencil? No, we're not talking about telepathy (though, we kind of like the idea!), we're talking about laptop testing. In a move that we can only hope spreads encouragement to classrooms around the world, about 6,000 students in the nation of Norway are being allowed to complete examinations on their laptops in a trial run that could soon be rolled out across the country.Every single 16 to 19-year old in Nord-Trondelag county in Norway has been involved in the notebook-based system,... Read more...
The Norwegian Broadcast Corporation (NRK), which previously tried --- and failed --- to bring the Beatles to the Web, has set up its own BitTorrent tracker to distribute their TV-shows. Acknowledging what many already know, that P2P technology has valid uses (besides the obvious illegal ones), NRK announced the tracker on its own website. For its tracker, NRK has chosen the Opentracker software currently favored by (heh, heh) The Pirate Bay. NRK stated that one of the reasons for their own tracker is so they can gather more data on their viewers downloading habits. However, it's also because traditional... Read more...