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Electronic Voting Systems or Response Systems

Education seminar, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham (09/07/2009).

An Electronic Voting System (or Audience Participation System, or ...) is familiar if you have watched Who Wants to be a Millionaire as the "Ask the Audience" lifeline. Each audience member is given a small box with digits 0-9 on and multiple choice questions are displayed on screen with results appearing instantaneously. Some analysis of the data is available. The lack of need for a "show of hands" and the fact everyone votes before the result appears may produce more honest results and a greater degree of participation from students. That the results appear on screen instantaneously and are recorded for later analysis has an advantage over, say, the OMR forms. I will talk a little about use of the technology elsewhere and give a demo of what this technology can do and how to use it.