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Korean College’s innovative way of attending classes made Changsub Shookt of BTOB

BTOB‘s Changsub performed in OOTB studio reality series Jeon Gwa Ja. Jeon Gwa Ja refers to someone who transfers departments. In each episode, Changsub meets a new faculty at a South Korean university.

In a recent episode, he attended a Thai language class at the University of Foreign Studies in Hankuk. Before class started, he had to do what everyone at the university does – check attendance!

In those days, attendance was checked manually by assistant teachers. In Korean universities, this is usually done before the actual lecture begins by roll call. Now, as befits the digital age, students scan a unique QR code displayed during classes.

This method appears to be a foolproof way to stop students from skipping classes as they have to scan them using their university’s exclusive app. Changsub was shocked by the newfangled attendance method.

All the other students seemed unfazed as they quickly scanned the code.

Changsub had no app and compromised himself by taking “finger scaninstead. See his tangible tech shock below.

Netizens started discussing how to check attendance with a QR code, and many reminisced about the good old days.

Reactions of Internet users to the QR code. | qoo

  • “I’ve tried both ways. If the professor strictly observes attendance, they do both.”
  • “A few years ago, we used location-based apps. And if someone didn’t mark their presence, the professor would summon them again.”
  • “We used the Bluetooth app to check attendance. As long as you were in the lecture hall, you would be taken off.
  • “Looks like… I’m a grandma.”
  • “Wow…???? We checked or passed the sheet…

It seems that technology is really moving forward!


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