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Efficient and Cost-effective Class Attendance Management with a Smartphone-based System
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, , , , , New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Many studies show a strong correlation between a student’s attendance and their academic performance. This paper presents a smartphone based attendance tracking system that can quickly and accurately track class attendance in a cost-effective way. The system consists of a mobile application for students, a web application for administrators, and a central server. The mobile application runs on Android and iOS. Students register their attendance by sending a session-specific secret code — either a short numeric password, an alphanumeric password, a pattern, or a QR code. To effectively prevent attendance fraud, the system verifies submissions using information such as time and unique device identifiers. This paper presents an evaluation plan for our attendance tracking system. We wish to qualitatively measure the usability of the application and determine if it helps reduce absenteeism by reminding students of their lecture times and their recent attendance record.

Citation

Garcia, E., Rivera, H., Ponder, N., Kuo, R. & Zheng, J. (2017). Efficient and Cost-effective Class Attendance Management with a Smartphone-based System. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 965-972). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 19, 2021 from .

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