We were expecting resistance from faculty but the reverse turned out to be true. The most prevalent reaction was that the faculty found the average time to take attendance came down from 7 minutes to 2 minutes per class session. Without doing any thing they were able to keep the students inside the classroom till the end. Moreover they were happy to get acknowledgement about their efforts where as earlier they were suspected of not performing their duties properly.
The “Assistance Control” project was inspired by the basic idea of the “Bologna Process”, a Pan-European collaboration which started in 1999, to adapt technology to provide a better quality of education that would allow improvement of the next generation of classroom teaching.
The best project finally chosen and tested involved students registered for classes with NFC phones, during the academic year 2011–2012 at “Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Campus Madrid” (UPSAM).
This resulted in the senior students at the School of Computer Engineering to certify 99.5% accuracy and ease of attendance that ensured continuous assessment without loss of instructional time allocated to this activity.
Source : Science Direct Volume 40 Issue 11, 1st September 2013, Pages 4478-4489