Three years ago, Dana DeBeauvoir, a county clerk in Austin, Texas, had a problem. Soon she’d have to replace the aging voting machines her county had bought eight years earlier. Congress had ponied up the money for those machines, driven by the hanging chad debacle in Florida’s 2000 election. But this time, the feds weren’t coughing up any cash.
Grousing about our arcane and nonsensical Electoral College, andcalling publicly for its end, have by now become time-honoredelection-season traditions in the United States. This year, even the Russians, themselves no paragons of functional democracy, have gotten in on the fun.Admittedly, the U.S. system is problematic, as Electoral College math dictates that Americans living in the battleground states, and no one else, will play the deciding role. On at least four occasions, including the 2000 election, this system has produced a president who failed to carry the popular vote yet won the office anyway.
David Cameron can thank Britain’s winner-takes-all voting system for handing him an outright majority in parliament on just 37 percent of the vote. But by boosting the power of Scottish nationalists, it has also intensified one of his biggest headaches.
Are you looking for more class engagement? How would you like to prove to yourself and any of the people you have to answer to that your class is involved and engaged? If you are just finding out about this, your classroom world can drastically improve.
The world’s largest international outdoor media owners – APG|SGA, Clear Channel Outdoor, Exterion Media and JCDecaux are working together to develop the first standardised industry approach to measuring digital out-of-home (OOH) audiences. This unique industry collaboration comes in response to continued global growth of digital outdoor advertising, estimated at 23% annually between 2007-2014*, with further growth of 21% predicted in 2015.
On our most recent webinar, we had the privilege of being joined by a leading gamification expert and author, Dr. Karl Kapp. Karl was able to share some valuable insight with us on where the gamification of corporate learning is heading this year. The webinar and the slides are nowavailable on-demand.
Many people will be familiar with standard audience voting systems, or “clickers”. These are small handheld devices which can be used to gather responses from an audience, they are the technology-enhanced equivalent of getting the audience to raise their hands. Several Schools and Departments at QMUL have purchased large numbers of these devices and they are being successfully used by staff in a variety of different ways.
From its beginnings in a small, invitation-only gathering targeted at the regional individual and small-chain hotel owner and operator, The Annual Hotel Conference (The AHC) has grown over its lifetime into one of the UK’s largest hotel industry events outside London. The two day conference, held at the iconic Hilton Hotel in Manchester, now attracts over 600 industry professionals from across the world.
At DoubleDutch, it’s our goal to provide event organizers with a powerful platform to engage your audience and capture valuable data from attendees. With the launch of our new Live Polling feature, we’re excited to announce that every DoubleDutch event app now can now be used as a live audience response system.
Technology has created endless opportunities to enhance the efficiency of human tasks. Computerized audience response systems are one such technology that can enhance presentations to help audience members learn with more efficiency, but only when they are used correctly.
The New Year often brings new goals and ambitions for many people, and event planners are no exception. Do your goals include making this year’s events even better and more valuable than ever? A great way to up the ante is to add real-time response to your events, which is easier than ever with QuickMobile and Lumi’s new partnership. Keep reading for the top five reasons to integrate real-time response technology into your events.
Wave goodbye to expensive clickers and complicated SMS systems! Now you can interact with your attendees using polls and surveys right from within our app. Our clients have use this awesome new feature for on-location event surveys, live audience engagement during presentations and for rating sessions and collecting feedback.
The event organisers are realising the value of building an event around the audience and their needs. They have started leveraging the crowd-sourcing potential via different tools before, during and after the event in order to increase engagement, knowledge learning and networking.
Understanding the basics of Audience Responses Systems and how they work is vital to the successful use of this powerful audience engagement technology. Here at Option Technologies, we’ve went ahead and taken the hassle out of searching countless websites and sources for the essential information you need to know about audience response systems.
Brothas and sistas looking to create mega festivals around the world to promote the love, energy and positive soulful vibe of urban dance music will need to have a system in place to manage 40,000 to 200,000 attendees who are traveling from all over world. The use of bracelets embedded with RFID for concerts and festivals are going to be essential to provide the best ticketing and on-site service for your attendees and we are going to discuss the patterns and practice of this technology to you.
Sitting down in Quebec City with Serge Grimaux, founder of Intellitix, I intended to discuss ticketing and the social media integration potential of RFID. Knowing about the success of last year’s Ford sponsorship at Bonnaroo (See Video) and having heard that the company had migrated into my list.
ITOR’S NOTE: Major music festivals like Lollapalooza, Coachella and Rock Fest are cashing in on the RFID wristband trend and watching their revenue skyrocket. With the industry’s impressive light shows and sophisticated sound technology now incorporated at nearly every event, music festival patrons are eager to get their hands on a cool, techy gadget they can wear during the party. Patrons spend an average of 20% more using RFID wristbands than they do with cash or credit cards.