Friday, October 16, 2009

Have you heard the term Dotmocracy?

Dotmocracy is a good tool for group decision making. it can be used in the classroom or in a meeting. You may also have heard it referred to as Dot Voting or Sticky Voting.

A simple description of the technique is to get your participants to write down their ideas or predictions onto individual sheets and then place them around the wall. Ask the group to then go around the room and vote for the ideas or predictions using dot stickers. This will give a visual of the number of votes for each idea.

This is a really simple but effective technique. It gets the participants involved and of course out of there seats. They feel part of the session and will often be more willing to contribute than they would if they had to speak up in front of the group. Have you used this technique or something like it? If so, why not share your experiences.

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