Title

Here! A Simple Student Attendance Tracking Solution

Date

5-26-2016 2:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 2:45 PM

Location

Information Technology Center (ITC) 211

Department

Computer Science

Session Chair

Scot Morse

Session Chair

Mitch Fry

Session Title

Computer Science and Information Systems Senior Capstone

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ted Beers

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Many universities in the United States are concerned with low attendance and an increasing dropout rate of new students. Universities can and do use role call to combat this issue but in doing so they waste time and money. A typical roll call of a large class can require up to 10 minutes to complete and some even require ID check. This process can distract from the learning process in a big way. Tracking attendance would not only prove useful for schools and colleges but any activity or process that requires verification of attendance for pedagogical reasons, billing reasons, or verification needs. Implementing technology in addition to products the student already has a school can track student attendance without the painstaking process of roll call or a sign in sheet. To improve the attendance tracking system, we will need to create a semi-automated way to track attendance and ensure the validity of it. One approach is to use what everyone already has, a smart phone. Using their phone people can verify attendance with a mobile application or using a login portal from their computers, someone who wants to track attendance can give the group a code to enter into their application.

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May 26th, 2:30 PM May 26th, 2:45 PM

Here! A Simple Student Attendance Tracking Solution

Information Technology Center (ITC) 211

Many universities in the United States are concerned with low attendance and an increasing dropout rate of new students. Universities can and do use role call to combat this issue but in doing so they waste time and money. A typical roll call of a large class can require up to 10 minutes to complete and some even require ID check. This process can distract from the learning process in a big way. Tracking attendance would not only prove useful for schools and colleges but any activity or process that requires verification of attendance for pedagogical reasons, billing reasons, or verification needs. Implementing technology in addition to products the student already has a school can track student attendance without the painstaking process of roll call or a sign in sheet. To improve the attendance tracking system, we will need to create a semi-automated way to track attendance and ensure the validity of it. One approach is to use what everyone already has, a smart phone. Using their phone people can verify attendance with a mobile application or using a login portal from their computers, someone who wants to track attendance can give the group a code to enter into their application.