Traditional Audience Response
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
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.