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Tracker: A tool to improve student retention

, , University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Abstract: The Tracker student attendance monitoring system has been developed in response to departmental and institutional concerns about student dropout from higher education courses. The Tracker tool aims to monitor the student attendance profile across all course modules as a means of identifying whether the student is at risk of leaving their programme of study. The database system with browser interface has been developed and is in its second year of trial. Results show staff utilise the system and it provides a useful profile of student attendance data. The ultimate success of any attendance monitoring system will depend on accurate, timely and complete input of data, and prompt actions based upon it.


Holifield, P. & Heatley, G. (2005). Tracker: A tool to improve student retention. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1753-1758). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 8, 2019 from .