Napier University in Edinburgh is using biometrics to revolutionise the way that undergraduate and postgraduate students submit coursework within its School of Computing.
The system, designed in conjunction with NCR Financial Solutions, uses advanced fingerprint technology. Students' fingerprints are captured at the time coursework is handed in, creating a robust audit trail for the process.
The system will be evaluated as part of a larger research project over the course of the academic year. It is expected that the new system will reduce queuing and make the process quicker and easier for students.
Chris Riley, human computer interaction researcher at the School of Computing, said, "The system will make students' lives easier when handing in coursework. Undergraduate and post-graduate students in the School of Computing have signed up to the scheme and we've had an excellent response."
"If it is a great success, we may look at introducing the fingerprint scheme to other departments and faculties within the university," he said.Home Office reveals first projects for National Identity Scheme >>