The nurse educator students are teaching College of Health Sciences faculty how to use the SMART audience response system. The nurse educator students are integrating interactive learning into the classroom instruction with fantastic results.
The audience response system is useful for the face-to-face class, but it could also be used with webinar software, such as WebEx. WebEx DOES have a polling feature, but it does not allow a response with a mobile device.
Two free polling solutions include Poll Everywhere and Socrative. I have used Poll Everywhere for many years in our learning management system class lessons. I tried Secrative, but prefer Poll Everywhere - maybe because I am more familiar with it. There are limitations to the free solutions, such as the number of participants.
While free polling solutions are great, the SMART Notebook polling is better. You can download a 90-day trial (what the nurse educator students are using) to learn more.