11th October, 2021
On Monday 11 October we were joined by Lisa Donaldson from the Teaching Enhancement Unit at DCU. Because of the highly interactive nature of the session, which involved a digital escape room, only some of the session could be recorded.
The escape room concept has risen in popularity in recent years as has now begun to make its debut in the realm of higher education. Escape rooms have been used in institutions in Ireland, the UK, and beyond with both staff and students. Escape rooms can offer immersive problem-solving experiences in educational contexts to engage learners in developing skills such as problem-solving, creative thinking, digital competencies, and group-work skills. The Covid pandemic has now given rise to digital escape rooms. Led by Lisa Donaldson, DCU, this interactive session shared escape room concepts and offered attendees the opportunity to build an escape room by participating in an escape room.
Resources shared by Lisa during the webinar:
- Designing collaborative and interactive staff development learning activities, blog post by Lisa Donaldson for EDTL
- Creating a virtual, interactive escape room, using Google Slides, Docs & Forms (YouTube video)
- OneNote Escape Rooms, a 10 step guide (PDF document)
- Active Learning Immersive Scenario Games in Teaching & Learning: Escape Rooms
More about our presenter
Lisa is a learning technologist with the Teaching Enhancement Unit at DCU.