According to the literature, assessment must be an ongoing process that provides opportunities for feedback. When students get feedback, they can see where they need to improve before it is too late. On the other hand, when instructors know where the students are regarding knowledge and skills, they can adjust the learning experience to meet students’ needs.
Kendra Krause, a faculty at the Allied Health department, implemented an ongoing informal assessment process using an online tool called Kahoot! This tool allows her to check understanding of concepts in real time.
“The reason I started Kahoot was to help my Medical Terminology students review for exams…I was struggling to find something that students enjoyed and was helpful for them on their unit exams. A colleague shared Kahoot with me, and the students loved it! Not only did they enjoy the game, but it also improved their exam scores”.
She explained that her students seemed to be more involved in the assessment process:
“It appears that students are much more engaged and eager to learn with the fun, interactive game… I have a couple of students that are pretty competitive and want to win. I have received good feedback from students”.
Here is a video recorded by Kendra regarding how to use Kahoot!