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Audience Response Should Be More Social  


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Audience response has been around for ages. "Raise your hand," is an old form of taking a poll. But wouldn

Traditional Audience Response Systems

More Social
Audience response has been around for ages. "Raise your hand," is an old form of taking a poll. People have been clapping to show approval and booing to show disapproval since Roman times.

More recently, audience response clickers have been introduced to conferences and lecture classrooms. They're usually placed at each seat and attendees can make a selection of A-F to respond to a question proposed by the speaker.

But all these methods lack something essential. They lack the human element. As Aristotle said, "Humans are by nature social creatures." Luckily recent advances in technology make a more personalized social audience response system (ARS) a reality for conference organizers.

 

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