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May 10, 2005

Mobile monitoring

Tokyo Times reports a development in keitai culture as Aomori University officials encourage class attendance.

At the beginning of every class, the students are given a number that they must then send by e-mail to a university administrator. Then (and this is the clever part) the administrator will send a reply to between 5 and 10 students who have claimed to be present, with those receiving the response having to stand up and give their name to the teacher. The random nature of this selection process hopefully deterring students from passing on the necessary number to absent friends.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 10, 2005 11:38 AM

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