Towards the Design of an Adaptive Presence Card and Trust Rating System for Online Classes

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This paper presents the initial design and mechanics of two proposed trackers – the Presence Card (PC) and the Trust Rating (TR) – to define an alternative way of checking attendance; and to challenge the spread of formal and informal outsourced work in the conduct of online classes. The PC and TR mechanics were implemented in various undergraduate and graduate classes to demonstrate how it may be used and to collect insights from the students about such an intervention. Using the metrics we have identified during testing together with an analysis of the survey results; we conclude the paper with directions and ideas towards adaptive versions of the PC and TR mechanics.