Northern Arizona University will install an electronic system that detects when each student with an ID card walks through the door to some large classrooms. The system will produce an attendance report for the instructor...
This fall, the university plans to begin equipping classrooms on the Flagstaff campus with technology that will "read" a student's ID when he or she enters the classroom. The readers are so sensitive that students won't even have to take their IDs out of their pockets, said David Bousquet, NAU's vice president of enrollment management and student affairs.
The card readers, estimated to cost a total of $75,000 and paid for by federal stimulus funds, will be phased in. Eventually, Bousquet wants to install card readers in all classrooms that seat 50 or more students. Each faculty member could decide whether to use the system.
Source: Arizona Central