The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has introduced the use of beacons at their facility. They have implemented the use of beacons at their facility to help teachers to mark the attendance of students.

The Use of Beacons in Attendance

The institute has premiered the use of beacons in all of its classrooms. With the introduction of the use of beacons, the institution hopes to simplify the attendance registration.

The beacons are set up in all the classrooms of this facility. As soon as the student enters the room the beacon sends a signal to the app. To develop this app, IIT has opted to make use of two technologies: geofencing and face recognition.

Therefore, when the student enters the room they can click on their picture and upload it on the app. This will enable them to register their attendance. The advantage of this is that the student is able to sign in or out without causing any disturbance.

As mentioned by IIT professor Brejesh Lall, who is in charge of this project:

¨Marking attendance has been a tedious process for teachers while students always have complaints that their registered attendance does not reflect their real attendance.  Hence, we have developed an arrangement which is comfortable for both and is also technology driven.¨

Management of the Acquired Data

Moreover, by making use of beacons the IIT will be able to easily acquire attendance data. In fact, the project team in charge is aiming to compile all the information and send the information to the IIT server every evening. This simplifies the process of acquiring attendance data for the institute. Furthermore, the data can be accessed and stored more easily than before.

The use of beacons offers different opportunities for improvements in the education field. The versatility of this technology provides different options of how it can be used by schools. Not only will the use of beacons simplify the administration of the school. In fact, the use of beacons in education provides great opportunities to improve student satisfaction.