The first time I tried Kahoot! was in 2016 when we were running a big training session for new hires, including a class of interns. We wanted to make it fun and memorable for them so that their journey at Facebook would be off to an amazing start. Kahoot! turned out to be a perfect match, and became the go-to training tool for myself and other trainers in the company.
We did try to gamify our training sessions prior to that, but most of the solutions we tried were too time-consuming. We’d need to install some software, which would also require approval from our IT, then we’d have to print out some handouts, and so on.
In contrast to this, Kahoot! quickly won us trainers over with its simplicity. You only need a computer connected to the internet, a screen, and mobile phones – and then it takes seconds to get started. Trainees wouldn’t need to install anything, or prepare and figure out how the tool works.