According to research done by IEEE (2016), “recording attendance is inefficient and takes up too much class time especially with larger groups of students,” and if attendance takes 5 minutes of a 45 minute period, that means that 10% of class time is lost taking attendance. Another research report completed by UC Berkley (2017) stated that time in class is when students are most productive. Important class time is wasted taking attendance, so being able to remove the amount of time taken by attendance would be beneficial to students. AutoAttend assisted with this issue by using a fingerprint scanner to sign students into the classroom. AutoAttend saved time taking attendance, which helped improve student performance.
Members: Elizabeth Flick, Martin Dewit, Nick Stose
Advisor: Tony Iacobelli