Most Kahoot Teachers Expect a Mix of Online and In-School
- By Dian Schaffhauser
of last month, most teachers globally expected to deliver instruction
through a mix of distance and in-classroom learning. According to a
of 1,207 K-12 teachers and faculty in higher education, 69 percent
predicted they'd have a mix of instructional delivery in the new
school year. Just 16 percent said education would be entirely online,
and 7 percent said it would be in-classroom, "like before."
Kahoot is an online quiz program with elements of gamification.
fact, blended learning was expected to be a trend in classrooms "over
the next few years," according to four in 10 respondents. Other
popular trends included diversity and inclusion training (referenced
by 23 percent), student-led learning (20 percent) and life skills and
workforce preparation (17 percent).
most challenging aspect of shifting to virtual instruction hasn't
necessarily been getting used to the various technology teachers are
using. That was designated by 29 percent of survey participants. What
was slightly more challenging was not having "social contact"
with students (mentioned by 32 percent) and teachers seeing their
students "struggle with engagement" (32 percent). The
remainder of respondents said the shift "was not difficult."
global regions, teachers in the United States felt less safe about
heading back to the classroom than educators in other parts of the
world. While 49 percent of American teachers said they felt
"somewhat" or "very" safe returning, that was a
more common response among teachers in Asia (54 percent) and Europe
on the brighter side, 88 percent of respondents said they found that
at least one element of their teaching proficiency improve through
distance learning. More than a third (36 percent) said it was meeting
students' "varied needs and learning styles." Another 30
percent said their communication with students and parents improved.
And 22 percent reported that their motivation to teach perked up.
survey was issued to educators registered for the Kahoot EDU Summit,
which took place in June. A slight majority (52 percent) lived in the
United States. Three-quarters (76 percent) taught in elementary or
details about the survey are available in
an article on the Kahoot website.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.