Case Study

Control over Faculty and Classroom Teaching

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one time Problem Statement of Customer

A newly establshed university was in the process of regularising faculty recruitment. To enable this efficiently with data they needed to have full details of each faculty member's total classroom performance in terms of regularity and average learner attendance that they were able to attract
Our Findings

Our Findings

The layout of the building was totally open and there was no possiblity for having any access control via any kind of gate. Our solution have to be located inside and immediatley around the class room / teaching area. Security reasons prevented integration of expensive hardware to the system. There was also lack of control over the functioning of the faculty members.

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Construct of solution architecture

"The Faculty was required to login with a pre-issued Username and Password on an NFC tablet kept in the classroom. After login, faculty would capture a selfie. There would be a standard NFC card kept in each classroom and the faculty has to touch this card to the NFC tablet also. Based on integration of all the above i.e Username, Password, selfie and card, the system would show up the details of the class composition. The Faculty needed to update only absent students in his /her classand the student attendance would be marked. This would be treated as start of class. Similarly, the end of class session would be re-authenticated by following the process of registering username, password, NFC card and selfie. All data would reside on a cloud application and could be accessed from the interactive dashboard on realtime basis."

Our Findings

Realities on ground and how they were overcome during installation and commissioning

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.

Conclusion and recommendations

Conclusion and recommendations given to management for future improvements

We proposed a GEO fencing feature addition to our solution to ensure that faculty had to take their classes inside the designated classroom.

The common inspiration that connected our two founders was their passion for DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION. Both had, in their respective spheres of earlier work, endeavoured to provide new solutions to address age-old problems.

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NFC Story

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