Faculty Instructional Development

Audience Response Software

Audience response software has become more popular, easy to use with large groups of students, and free. There are several applications that enable instructors to obtain responses in real time during lecture or while teaching in clinical settings. You may prefer one over another, but we suggest you experiment with various applications until you find the best fit for the setting, students, and purpose for which you want to use it.

The UA CoM Department of Emergency Medicine uses Poll Everywhere routinely for documenting attendance and incorporating content related questions into didactic sessions for residents.

  • Stoneking LR, Grall KH, Min A, Dreifuss B & Spear Ellinwood KC. Role of an Audience Response System in Didactic Attendance and Assessment. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: June 2014, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 335-337; 2014.

Below are links to applications that offer a free or trial version. Please contact Karen Spear Ellinwood if you have additional questions or would like training in the use of these software.

Poll Everywhere

Socrative