This raises some interesting issues, as many students argue that it is unfair to require attendance in any manner. Many feel it is their 'right' to attend or not, and while most who teach are aware of the correlation between attendance and performance, many students resent the requirement.In the case of clickers, carrying the clickers of one or several friends is simple, so probably should not be used for 'high stakes' attendance. Along a similar track, most have abandoned using clickers for high-stakes testing as well, as it is easy to 'observe' the button a neighbor presses, or to operate their clicker for them.Not wanting to sound too cynical about this, but just providing a bit of reality. Where are those retinal scans when you need them?Craig-- Craig Lending, Ph.D.Department of Biological SciencesSUNY College at BrockportBrockport, NY 14420Office: (585) 395-5755 e-mail: [log in to unmask]: (585) 395-2006----- Original Message -----From: Bob Lim Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:50 amSubject: [CIO] Student RetentionTo: [log in to unmask]> Colleagues:<BR>> > > > Are any institutions collecting student classroom attendance data to> help with student retention purposes? Are you using any type of> technology solutions to increase student and faculty awareness/buy-in?> For example, are you using student response systems ("clickers") or ID> card-swipe readers to automate roll calls? Do you use any sort of > onlineattendance system or student information system to store and > analyzeattendance data, with the goal of helping them stay in > school and> eventually graduate?> > > > Thank you,> > Bob Lim> > Vice President for Information Technology> > University of Texas - Pan American> > 956.381.2014> > [log in to unmask]> > > > > **********> Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE > Constituent Group discussion list can be found at > http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Craig Lending, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
SUNY College at Brockport
Brockport, NY 14420
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