STUDENT RECEPTIVENESS TO KAHOOT! IN HIGHER EDUCATION
1 Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (PORTUGAL)
2 Universidade de Lisboa / Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 11-13 March, 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The use of technology in higher education has been increasing in the past few years and new online tools have emerged for very different purposes. Kahoot! is an example of a platform that can be used for reviewing content and motivating students for learning.
Our research is based on data from a quantitative survey conducted in the previous school year and the participants were 86 undergraduate students from a Portuguese higher education institution. The preliminary results of the survey showed that students are very receptive to this tool and highly recommend it, as it promotes motivation. Other studies have shown that higher education students are usually receptive to web tools and consider technology can positively impact learning.
To better understand students’ responses to the platform, in this study we aim at investigating new correlations between variables, specifically:
(i) gender vs receptiveness to Kahoot!,
(ii) gender vs recommendation of its use
(iii) technology readiness vs receptiveness to Kahoot!.
Keywords: Kahoot!, Higher Education, web tools, gender, technology readiness, technology receptiveness.