The aim of this study is to present a model proposal on determining the student participation rate in synchronous courses given in Learning Management Systems (LMS). Especially in situations where equal opportunities cannot be provided or opportunities are limited, distance education provides benefits for learning anytime and anywhere (ubiquitous learning) with the support of educational technologies. When the literature is examined, thanks to distance education; It is seen that it offers a very advantageous teaching environment in terms of location, time, convenience in accessing the resources needed and cost-benefit. However, when the literature is analyzed, it is found that there is a problem in determining the participation levels and rates of students in the Learning Management Systems used in distance education. Students access the activity or course in LMS using text-based user information and passwords. Unfortunately, it is not possible to determine with the current LMS whether the participant is the real responsible person or he/she is actively/synchronously following the course. In this context, a design model has been presented using face recognition algorithms to determine attendance in distance education, to ensure more active participation and to increase success indirectly. In the proposed model, tests were made using special filters for image processing, and in cases where the number of samples was increased, more than 80% accuracy was provided. The proposed design model was developed in Visual Studio.Net platform and coded on C# programming language. SQL server is used as database management system and EmguCV library is used for the image processing stages.
Face recognition, determining attendance, user identification, course participation, distance education