A colleague from our Dental School had just referenced using
clickers as an attendance taker. Seems they had thought about making an opening
“question of the day” or “ice breaker” a standard for
each class both as a way of promoting clicker use and taking attendance. I’m
not sure how feasible that is.
My question is:
Does anyone out there have a technology assisted attendance mechanism
that works for them? The administrative burden and costs of a technology
solution seem obscene when compared to the costs of a low-tech legal pad passed
around at the beginning of each class. However, the faculty here want tech to
do it for them.
Manager, Information Technology Office
University of Maryland School of Law