As we gradually learn more and more about the extent to which foreign governments might have tampered with the 2016 election in the United States, governments and organizations that depend on voting are understandably concerned about how they’ll be affected by ongoing security issues.Details
As the United States went through the 2018 midterms elections on Nov. 6, officials and voters were once again voicing concerned about the security and reliability of the nation’s voting systems.Details
Student engagement is a priority for teachers who work hard to enrich the lives of their students through high-quality education. Today’s children have been raised with technology in all aspects of their lives, and the use of student response systems in the classroom can enhance learning and student engagement while erasing issues of peer pressure, shyness or embarrassment.Details
Basic knowledge of the parliamentary procedure can fall short in situations where the rules aren’t clear-cut, require special consideration, or just aren’t ingrained in the heads of board or committee members like multiplication tables or the ingredients for a good martini.Details
Do we have a quorum?
Anyone who’s ever attended a formal meeting where a binding vote is to be taken – from a town meeting or a board meeting to a session of the U.S. Senate or the British House of Lords – has heard that question. But what does it mean? What is a quorum? We have to know the answer to that question before we can determine whether we have a quorum.
A State Chamber of Commerce was holding a conference of all their members and community leaders to discuss the present and future plans for the state. They developed an agenda but also wanted to address new issues and concerns that might be discovered during the conference. Meridia Audience Response was invited to be a part…Details
When it comes to voting and accuracy, smaller associations and governing bodies have a decided advantage. Whether voting by voice, ballot or show of hands, it’s unlikely that anyone’s vote will get overlooked or improperly counted.Details
Sheeple is basically defined as a derogatory noun referring to a group of people who are docile, foolish, and as easily led as a herd of sheep. Sheeple don’t think independently (indeed, some aficionados of the word don’t believe that sheeple think at all). Sheeple do what those around them do. Among sheeple, the herd is the mentality.Details
When it comes to voting – whether at the federal, state, local, municipal, even club and association levels – the vote outcome is what ultimately matters. Yet we have so many ways to determine outcomes: Voice voting (viva voce); show-of-hands voting; electronic voting.Details
Anyone who uses their phone to check the weather or the news, who sends texts to their friends or their kids, has, at one time or other, wondered when they’re going to be able to vote electronically. Electronic voting, or e-voting, would be so much more convenient than having to go somewhere to vote.Details
If there’s one thing we love the training community for, it’s that you’re always ready to branch out and try new tools that look promising. When you adopt a new piece of technology that works well, it’s always a win-win: but it’s hard to find it, isn’t it? This is why we’ve been lurking in…Details
When does the human interface with machines need an app? What justifies that moment, when your audience needs to perform multiple steps just to cast their vote? Those are the questions we are asking these days. Everyone and their siblings ‘have to have an app for voting’ these days. But why? What is the benefit? Audience…Details
Smartphones and other connected devices eliminate the need for dedicated equipment in classes and lecture halls. Businesses and academic institutions have for years taken advantage of the numerous benefits of audience response technology for lectures and seminars.Details