This is the second in a series of backdated blog entries.
We began the experiment Monday, beginning with taking attendance traditionally. This is being done both to give students a point of reference for when we start to use our application, and to collect data on the time our application saves over traditional methods, if any.
Next week, Eugene and I will introduce the PIN and Password methods of authentication. The following week, we will introduce the QR and Pattern methods. The week following this, we will require participants to use PIN and Password unassisted, and the next week, require them to use QR and Pattern unassisted. The experiment is being structured this way so that we collect data from the unassisted sessions in order to eliminate the effect that unfamiliarity with the application may have on submitting attendance.