Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mobile Polling Solution

After a CORE 805 Genetics & Neoplasia 2012 pre-module meeting suggestion for classroom polling solutions I began to research utilities that utilize technology already in the hands of our medical students instead of proprietary devices like clickers. The best solution I found is called Poll Everywhere and at first glance appears to be simple and effective.

As a pollee you have the option to vote using a text message from your phone when presented in a lecture hall or by viewing the poll itself on the web from your smart phone or desktop/laptop. As mentioned in the first option, the poll can be inserted into a powerpoint presentation or embedded in a web page to display real-time results.

Try signing up for a free account and then visit my test poll in order to vote on-line or by text message. Or you can access a version of my poll formatted for viewing from your Smart Phone and submit the keyword corresponding to your response in the text box. Be sure to include the entire keyword, for example: CAST12345

Posted at 04:01PM Oct 21, 2008 by aolson

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