Last Updated: July 23, 2013
Seriously though, do you have trouble waking up?
So many college students sleep through their classes after pulling all nighters on assignments and papers. Perhaps a phone call from their dean would help them get up for class?
Well, one high school is preemptively attacking this college problem. At one Massachusetts high school, chronic over-sleepers receive a robo-call from their principal telling them to wake up and get to school. In recent years, the robo-call has mostly been used to notify families with students if school is cancelled or not due to weather.
Now, forward-thinking high schools are using this technology to boost their attendance rates and get kids in school learning, and hopefully, applying for college eventually.
Would you want an automated wake-up call to get you out of bed and in class on time?
Original Post Date: March 9th, 2011