Taking Attendance When Technology is Present: Using Magnetic Swipe Readers

During the Fall 2013 semester, Professors Ted Joyce, Sean Crocket and David Jaeger conducted an experiment to determine whether differences exist in student educational outcomes between the hybrid and traditional class formats. Students in the hybrid section were required to meet once per week, while students in the traditional format class were required to meet… Read More Taking Attendance When Technology is Present: Using Magnetic Swipe Readers

Taking Attendance When Technology is Present: Using Optical Barcode Scanners

Taking accurate student attendance seems to consume an inordinate amount of class time. In the Spring of 2011, while teaching a section of Managerial Accounting for non-majors, I resolved to expedite the attendance process. I reasoned that reading off my students’ names as quickly as I could was the only solution. On the first day… Read More Taking Attendance When Technology is Present: Using Optical Barcode Scanners