Day: July 2, 2017

The Real Benefits of an Audience Response System

The Real Benefits of an Audience Response System

Technology
Have you ever been to a conference where the audience members were giving real-time feedback through a hardware device such as a clicker? You may even have seen these devices on TV where audience members have been asked to vote “yes” or “no” to an answer from one of the presenters. This type of technology provides real-time feedback and has been in use since the 1960s. Of course, as technology has advanced, so too has the technology behind this kind of ARS (Audience Response System). The Changes in ARS So, how has ARS technology changed over the decades? In many ways, the early hardware-based clickers that gave simple responses were an extension of feedback forms that people often filled out after a meeting or a conference to give more detailed feedback. As the technology developed, w