Elizabeth Low

Primary Teacher

Morningside Primary

  • Digital Learning: Learner Preference

An enquiry into learner preference using Kahoot versus Microsoft Forms

Rationale

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, ‘traditional’ teaching methods have had to change and adapt to home learning.  In order to overcome the obstacles that learning from home teachers have had to provide new and alternative ways to ensure progressive teaching is achieved, albeit at a slower pace that it would be in the ‘normal’ classroom environment (König, Jäger-Biela & Nina Glutsch, 2020). The use of ICT is frequent in my class in all curricular areas, however adapting my teaching style to use ICT as a primary teaching method during lockdown, I relied heavily on pupil work being uploaded for feedback on a regular basis. In undertaking  this enquiry, I wanted to identify key ways that children would willingly engage with my teaching and provide evidence of their work that demonstrates their understanding, without reliance on parents taking the time to upload work, which understandably can be very time consuming. This practitioner enquiry was focused around learner preferences during home learning.  “Learner engagement is a measure that reflects the quantity and quality of a learner’s participation in their courses and every other aspect of their educational program” (Talent LMS 2021). This enquiry was produced in order to consider whether utilising Kahoot versus Microsoft Forms increased learner engagement and enjoyment across various curricular areas; The rationale behind this being that children would be motivated to engage with learning and provide evidence of their understanding of a specific learning intention through tasks that were more than producing a piece of written work.  

Aims

The aim of this enquiry was to determine the effectiveness of providing multiple choice questions with visual images had on individual pupil participation. Questions that surrounded this were: would pupil engagement increase as a result of the lack of physical writing, and could this be applied when pupils returned to the classroom on both an individual and whole class basis? 

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