An e-learning tool for adult education and training

What is Kahoot!?

A social learning tool that falls under gamification (Giannetto, Chao, & Fontana, 2013). Can be used to create:
  • Quizzes
  • Discussions
  • Surveys (Kahoot!, 2017)

Kahoot! can be used in training to introduce new topics:

  • AKA "The blind kahoot" (Kahoot!, 2017b, para. 2)
  • Sparks curiosity
  • Makes learning fun
  • Beyond formative assessment (Kahoot!, 2017b)

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Social Learning Defined:

"[L]earning with and from others (Bingham & Conner, 2010, p. 6). In other words:
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Benefits of Social Learning Compared to Formal Training:

Evolution of Professional Learning:

  1. In the beginning, the idea of social learning as part of professional learning began with meetings around the table (Bingham & Conner, 2010).

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Other Activities Using Social Media Tools in Professional Training:


Diigo, a "a social bookmarking website" (Nussbaum-Beach, 2012, p. 22)

  • Trainers can bookmark articles
  • Share those training materials online
  • Learners around the world can access articles
  • Learners can add bookmarks
  • Interactive learning experience

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Skype, " text, voice and video" (Skype, 2017, para. 2)

  • Phone calls without long distance charges
  • Video calls
  • Instant messaging
  • Meet with people across the world

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How Social Learning Leverages Adult Learning:

  1. "In-depth analysis readily available" (Elearning101, n.d.).
  2. "Keeps learners engaged" (Elearning101, n.d.).

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Two Goals Achieved Through Social Learning:

  1. Learning in an environment that transcends physical barriers
  2. Active collaboration

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