So after our last Community 2.0 meeting and chatting with Doc. X, I've decided to administer the final exam in the computer lab, rather than the traditional classroom. The Midterm exam results were the main reason for this decision as students did very poorly. Some told me they would have been more comfortable typing the essay, rather than writing in a bluebook. This is a valid point, as the main portion of our writing for the class, has been done on the computer/blogs.
Will keep all posted as to the outcomes of the final exam. Also, I'm administering the exam earlier as I've already scheduled it and only learned about the cancellation of the cross grading last weekend.