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What We Learned Using E-Voting For Elections Twice In A Row

The United Methodist Church is one of many national conference bodies that have transitioned to audience response systems complete with live audience polling and electronic voting keypads for annual elections. Having experienced severe disruptions due to faulty...

UMC Conference Secretary Talks Going From Scantron To E-Voting

After years of relying on scantron machines, the United Methodist Church (UMC) Annual Conference of Alabama & West Florida made the switch to an audience response system for elections e-voting. With over 1400 attendees it was imperative that this change didn’t create...

UMC Conference Planner On Adopting Electronic Voting Keypads

This year, United Methodist Church Annual Conference planners had the difficult task of presenting electronic voting keypads to an audience which included a significant number of seniors, many of whom don’t use computers—and during a highly sensitive elections season....

CME Program Triples Learner Recall With Interactive Education

Recent study published in The American Journal of Managed Care successfully demonstrates the effectiveness of audience response systems for interactive education, using both live meetings and online course.   In Brief: Recently, a continuing medical education program...

4 Ways Live Audience Polling Enhances Church General Conferences

General Assembly planning is a daunting task for even the most experienced of religious event planners. The General Assembly is the most important (and complex to plan) meeting of the Church. Delegates from across the nation, and world in some instances, come together...

High Audience Voting Participation Is As Easy As 1-2-3

When it comes to real time audience voting and ballot automation, not all audience response systems are created equally. This seems simple enough, but without a clearly defined vetting process election planners may find themselves with an audience voting system that...

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E-Voting Devices Compared: Mobile & Audience Response Keypads

Election organizers are ditching scantron systems and manual vote counting for live audience polling and mobile electronic voting. With robust e-voting software, audience response systems are making the elections process more efficient and convenient for organizers...

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4 Outdated Myths On Audience Response Systems—Part 2

4 Outdated Myths On Audience Response Systems—Part 2

Fact check your knowledge of audience response systems (ARS) as we continue to debunk outdated assumptions of ARS technology’s applicable use cases, functional capabilities and technical limitations. Myth 1. Audience response systems only work for conferences and...

3 Ways ARS Polls & Surveys Unlock Valuable Employee Insights

3 Ways ARS Polls & Surveys Unlock Valuable Employee Insights

Gathering honest employee feedback is the ultimate challenge for most companies. Employees oftentimes are reluctant to share their honest concerns and ideas with management, or even with their peers, for fear of judgement. This broken feedback loop can jeopardize the...

5 Outdated Myths On Audience Response Systems—Part 1

5 Outdated Myths On Audience Response Systems—Part 1

Audience response systems (ARS) are experiencing more hardware and software adaptations and advances than decades past. Many of the capabilities and limitations that once defined the industry no longer bear weight. Find out how up-to-date your knowledge of the...

Vendor Reviews

Reply ARS Keypads: Top Audience Response Manufacturers In Review

Reply ARS Keypads: Top Audience Response Manufacturers In Review

In this part of our Top Audience Response Keypad Manufacturers series, we provide a snapshot of Reply® Systems audience response keypads.   Pioneering audience response keypad manufacturer Fleetwood Group has been manufacturing Reply® Systems audience response keypads...

Top Audience Response Keypad Manufacturers

Top Audience Response Keypad Manufacturers

Differentiating between live polling devices and keypad clickers provided by audience response system vendors is no easy feat. There are many software and hardware related factors to consider before making a purchase or rental decision. Typically, audience response...

Ubiqus: How Does Its Audience Response System Compare

Ubiqus: How Does Its Audience Response System Compare

In this installation of the 3 Minute Audience Response System Comparison series we’re reviewing Ubiqus, a provider of audience response keypad equipment used primarily for real-time data collection, audience participation and adult education. Audience Response System...

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How TV Producers Make Studio Audiences Part of the Game

Did you know that TV producers are using audience response systems to deliver production value and design interactive game show experiences? Audience response systems allow studio audiences to engage in quizzes, compete against one another, submit votes live and...

Why Conversational Presenting Is A Game-Changer For Keynotes

To win over conference attendees of today, organizers must do more than secure presenters to fill specific topical areas. In today’s digital age, the answers to most questions lay at the tips of our fingers. Understanding how to process, adapt and apply information,...

4 Ways Associations Are Solving Member Retention & Voting Decline

Members are the lifeblood of every association, membership body and society. Using new technologies, membership organizations are prioritizing member engagement and election participation, and preventing membership retention decline. In a bid to increase board...

Industry Trend: Live Streaming Elections Using Electronic Voting

Large multi-chapter organizations and associations stand to reap significant benefits from live streaming their elections onto social media using audience response systems for electronic voting. The U.S Soccer Federation’s 2018 Presidential Election was one of their...

3 Ways Live Polling & Voting Is Transforming Town Halls

A town hall meeting is a place for meaningful discourse and conversation. They can be incredibly empowering spaces for local residents (or employees, in the case of businesses) to provide feedback on critical issues, voice their opinions, and discuss emerging issues....

Using ARS To Enhance The Effectiveness Of Employee Trainings

Corporate employee training programs can require large investments of time, energy, and money. When managed effectively, employee training programs boost employee knowledge and skill development, and can even have an impact on employee engagement and retention. In...

3 Exciting Classroom Response Trends

Classroom response systems (CRSs) serve as a multipurpose solution for educators interested in improving classroom engagement and student comprehension with formative assessments and classroom flipping. Below are the latest trends in classroom response, this month in...

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