Take the Power of Stories and Gaming into Your Classroom
Learning takes effort. Therefore, it is vital to engage students to such an extend that they are committed to do make an effort.
The use of online education has increased, but so have the drop-out rates. It seems as if learners are interested to start, but not engaged enough to complete courses.
If we look at the past pandemic, we see that the interest in gaming and film providers have been increased. This shows the engaging power of gaming and story telling. Why not combine the two in your classroom as well and help learners in their effort to commit?
We developed a compelling history-oriented story line in an escape game on data science and found that learners had more fun, learned faster and performed equally well on similar exam questions as we had in our escape room.
We invite you to apply the same techniques to your course and make education more attractive for learners as well as for yourself.
Outcomes: In this interactive session, you will learn the power of story lines and gaming and how to apply this to your own course. We'll demonstrate in our escape game example how the use of story lines and a game-based method/environment can support your learners too in achieving learning outcomes.
Web lecture director, Eindhoven University of Technology , Netherlands
John Heijligers directs online courses and trains instructors from around the world on techniques that help engage their online learners. "I work with instructors from all over the world. I always enjoy seeing how a little guidance, coaching and practice, can help them bring their confidence and passion from the classroom into the studio. Learning these techniques can help instructors become better and more effective teachers online." John is an experienced teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in directing MOOCS and training instructors perform in MOOCS, Management, Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, and Improvisation. Strong professional with a Bachelor focused in teaching at the Academy for Drama (Academie voor Drama)