Game-Based Learning: The Impact of Kahoot on a Higher Education Online Classroom



Game-based learning, Kahoot, motivation, Students' perspectives, higher education, online learning, educational technology, gamification


Digital games are an interactive tool within a multimedia education system and have the potential to make learning more effective and engaging, particularly for young students. The purpose of this investigation is to learn more about game-based learning. In this study, a game-based learning environment (Kahoot) was used to improve motivation, fun, engagement, and utility for learning. The research was carried out in a university course to test the effectiveness of the proposed approach on students’ learning. A total of 72 students were purposively selected. A descriptive approach was used, and a survey was distributed to the learner. The study tool consisted of 26 items in four domains; fun, engagement, motivation, and utility for learning. The findings of the investigation revealed that fun, engagement, motivation, and utility for learning were supported by game-based learning. However, no significant differences were found based on gender, the field of study, and the academic year. Relied on the results a set of recommendations was proposed.


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How to Cite

Altawalbeh, K., & Irwanto, I. (2023). Game-Based Learning: The Impact of Kahoot on a Higher Education Online Classroom. Journal of Educational Technology and Instruction, 2(1), 30–49. Retrieved from