New audience response systems have number of unique qualities that are particularly well suited to Extension, especially economic and policy workshops. They preserve anonymity, can be used in a manner that is more comfortable for participants, and enable discussion of sensitive personal and policy information. This article provides an overview of the technology, discusses unique applications for Extension, and reviews its use in a recent farm business planning workshop. The technology enabled tailoring of the workshop to participants' interests and facilitated discussion of minority views.
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Gustafson, C., & Crane, L. (2005). Polling Your Audience with Wireless Technology. The Journal of Extension, 43(6), Article 25. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss6/25