I’ve been using Kahoot! in my university lectures for many years and found it very helpful to pre-assess knowledge, review topics, collect feedback, and lower the threshold for discussions even in a large class. It also works great in a distance learning setting when I have to connect with my students virtually.
Recently, one of the most respected journals covering technology in education – Computers & Education (Elsevier) – published an article on the effect of using Kahoot! for learning that I co-authored with Rabail Tahir. Our article investigated studies that researched how Kahoot! affects learning performance, class dynamics, students’ and teachers’ attitudes, and student anxiety – especially in higher education.
Our review covered 93 studies published in the last couple of years. 84% of them described experiments, surveys, case studies, cross-sectional, and mixed studies in the context of higher education. The most frequent themes we found were students’ perception of using Kahoot! for learning (88%), learning performance (39%), and class dynamics (35%). Our literature review also revealed a rapid increase in the number of scientific articles on Kahoot! since 2015.