Attendance Management System

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* TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 11

GENERAL INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY1
1.1Introduction1
1.2Objectives of the Study3
1.2.1General Objectives3
1.2.2Specific Objectives3
1.3Subject and Field of Study4
1.4Research Problem Statement4
1.5The Methodology/Method4
1.6Background Study and the Justification of the Project7
1.7Significance of the Study8
1.8Expected Outcome10
1.9Safety, Environmental and Economic Aspects10
1.10Limitations and Delimitations of the Study11
1.11Presentation of Thesis13
1.12Project Implementation and Schedule14
CHAPTER TWO18
REVIEW OF LITERATURE18
2.1UGANDA AND ITS ATTENDANCE ISSUES21
2.2Northern Arizona University to Use Existing RFID Student Cards for Attendance Tracking25
2.3UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON28
2.4UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORSHIRE34
2.5HID R DeVry University37
2.6College Attendance Management System (CAMS)41
CHAPTER 353
METHODOLOGY - METHODS AND MATERIALS53
3.1Introduction53
3.2System Development Life Cycle Modules54
3.2.1Agile Development module55
3.2.2Extreme Activities Processes60
3.2.3XP Development Cycle62
3.3System Tools and Technologies to Be Used63
3.4System Implementation Approach67
3.4.1Attendance monitoring Process67
REFERENCES69

* CHAPTER 1
* GENERAL INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY

Introduction

For many educational and other institutions, tracking attendance can be a time-consuming and tedious chore. Typically, a lecturer takes attendance manually, by mentioning each student’s name for them to respond when his or her name is called, or by scanning the classroom to determine which students are present. The lecture then writes the information down, and it is transmitted to the school administration, often by hand. If a student enters the class late, after attendance has been taken, the lecture must take note of that fact, and interrupt teaching to update his or her attendance records, does it later or even forgets. At least one automated attendance monitoring system has already been developed, and this system uses student-specific identity tags or cards and wireless readers to track the physical location of students. See U.S. patent application No. 2003/0197607 . But this system does not provide any verification means for ensuring the integrity of the attendance data. Errors could arise for a number of reasons, such as if a student forget his or her card, or if students trick the previous system by swapping tags or carrying tags for absent friends. Also, the previous system could not generate reports or export data in the various formats required by the school administration and lecturers. Therefore, there is a need for an automated attendance monitoring system that not only counts and identifies student identification cards as they enter classroom, but that also has robust means for ensuring the integrity of the attendance data, and that has the ability to prepare customized attendance reports for use by lecturers and administrators.

Objectives of the Study
General Objectives
This research is intended to monitor and track students and staff attendance in the school.

Specific Objectives
The specific objectives of the study are to:
i. To provide a framework for responding to excessive absenteeism. ii. Monitor attendance of both staff and students
iii. Alert lecturers on their defaulting of attendance rules iv. Alert lecturers of defaulting students
v. Calculate attendance benefits for each student according to attendance rules. vi. To monitor the arrival time for lecturers
vii. Generate reports for:
* Average student attendance
* Number of absentees
* Graphical report of attendance

Subject and Field of Study

The field of study is Computer Science and the subject area of study is Web-Based...
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