Attend Pilot Tests Spring Semester 2019
Some of our earliest faculty adoption of Attend began with the Temple University’s Paley library staff. For the past year ConsiderCode has been working with librarians and educators at Temple University. Conducting these pilot tests with educators and students highlights how the Attend technology fits into and enhances their process.
The Paley Library
Soon to be the Charles Library, the library staff at Temple University’s Paley Library was one of our earliest Attend supporters. After on-boarding the library department last fall, we’ve seen consistent successful use across both semesters.
Gauging Student Awareness of Resources
Whether Temple University students start in English 0802 or test right into Mosaics 1 (or 2!), all TU students must start at some level of English course. Temple utilizes one meeting of each English course to introduce all students to the library staff and available TU resources like database access and support centers. Attend seemed like the perfect tool for librarians. They go to any class type on campus, bring their laptop, and launch Attend. Then they immediately could gauge student awareness based off the real time feedback from student’s smartphones.
Across ten pilot tests throughout the semester, Steven Bell and the rest of the library staff successfully used our software without causing spikes above 1.01% in CPU utilization. Despite the massive transition they are currently undergoing to the new Charles Library, Steven Bell and the Paley library staff have continued to dedicate time to using and improving our suite. For that we are grateful.
With this semester almost behind us, we are excited to announce that there will be a new Attend update and a white paper with all of our pilot results coming soon. ConsiderCode extends gratitude to all of the educators and students who have worked with us to make this possible. Without the support of Stephen Bell, the Attend Suite would not be where it is today.