Digital White Board

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    Ramin Parsa

    Exactly! College students are using pen and paper for their proctored tests. This is just common sense! Unless we the future architects are treated as not trustable! 

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    Alexandra Gustafson

    I could not agree more. I'm seriously struggling just to use it on practice exams and it's infuriating knowing how much extra time it's going to cost me on the real exam just to get my thoughts out. The text tool is absolute garbage, the pen tool is comparable to that of Microsoft Paint, and the whiteboard takes up so much space on the screen. I don't know if this is just for the practice exams, but I can't even drag it around on the screen coherently- it jumps and locks either to the top of the screen or the bottom. The whole thing was clearly rushed and is now an additional burden on the exam. 

    Not to mention what you also noted above about how pencil & paper have been used forever. You would think that NCARB would have an idea that the people who are going to be taking these exams tend to be visual people who need to sketch out scenarios. I think taking that away from us is an unsurmountable disadvantage. 

    I also am really struggling as I used to do a sort of "brain dump" at the beginning of the exam with things that I needed to just write down so I didn't have to mentally store even more in my head. The inability to do this adds yet another stress to an already extremely stressful process. 

    Overall NCARB- the whiteboard is absolutely not going to help anyone and is a clumsy and inefficient tool and I really think you're going to see that reflected in the exam scores. Seriously bad call on your part. 

     

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    Ramin Parsa

    I totally agree with all of what you said

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