Kahoot! has really helped Todd and other trainers solidify what trainees learn. Here’s how he described the impact of the new approach to training: “We’ve tried using it in many different ways, but it seems to work best for us if we use it to reinforce each topic that we teach. This keeps trainees engaged all day. It’s interesting to see them so excited, and literally jumping around! (and that fun is really “contagious”, I assure you!)”
In addition to the three onboarding training tracks mentioned above, there are smaller sessions run on hospital level. In this case, the team also uses Kahoot! extensively, but more as a survey tool and less as a mainly educational activity.
During their onboarding sessions, trainers at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals host at least 7 kahoots throughout the day. They cover a multitude of topics throughout the day, from organizational setup structure to corporate partners to programs and events. After each presenter has gone through their slides, they play Kahoot!. Driven by the motivation to get their names on the leaderboard, participants feel extra motivated and pay attention to the content.
Phones are welcome!
In the interview, Todd shared with us that many trainees were positively surprised by phones being allowed during the onboarding course: “It’s cool when the new people join the onboarding class. They ask “Wait… are we going to use our phone during the training? They usually tell us to put it away!”