Create Your Own Digital Escape Room for Learning
Date Wednesday, Dec 1 Time – Room Charlottenburg III
Professor, Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Willi Bernhard is a Professor at the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences. As an expert in digital engineering at the Department of Computer Science, he works as an engineer, lecturer, researcher, consultant and book author in the fields of computer simulation, serious games and digital education. He is a member of the board of Swiss Engineering STV Basel and head of the special interest group Digital Collaboration of the Swiss academic e-learning community.
Escape room adventures are very popular all over the world. A team of 4-6 people must work together to solve thematic challenges in the form of puzzles in order to find their way out of a closed room in a certain time. Such learning adventures have also found their way into education, where the puzzles are subject-specific problems that need to be solved. In this way, knowledge related to topics is used to learn in a playful, motivated and team-based way.
Digital Escape Rooms have some advantages over the conventional original; they can be copied, scaled and only require digital resources. They can also be played alone, in teams and both online and face-to-face.
In this workshop, you will first learn what a digital escape room is and how you can use it for your learning purposes. Next, you will learn how to design a digital escape room and how to create it for your own needs.
In addition, we will show which possibilities exist to develop digital escape-rooms in different variations, to offer them in a practical way and to carry them out.
In short: join us to experience and practice how freely available digital tools can be used to design and use digital escape rooms according to your requirements.
Introduction into digital escape rooms for educational purposes ( 40 Min) - Learn what a digital escape room is and how it can be used for educational purposes.
Designing a digital escape room (30 Min) - Learn how to design a digital escape-room for learning purposes.
Implementing a digital escape room (40 Min) - Learn which freely available tools you can use to develop and set up a digital escape-room according to your needs.
Variations and possibilities for implementation (30 Min) - Learn about the different possibilities that make up a digital escape room.
1 What it is: In this workshop you will learn what a digital escape room is and how it can be used for educational purposes.
2 How you design it: In this workshop you will learn how to design and implement a digital escape-room for learning purposes.
3 How you implement it: In this workshop you will learn which freely available tools you can use to develop and set up a digital escape-room according to your needs.
4 What possibilities you have: In this workshop you will learn about the different possibilities that make up a digital escape room.
Participants will know the possibilities of implementing their own digital escape room according to their needs and know which freely accessible tools they can use to put this into practice.
Teacher in Higher Education, Trainers in companies, People interested in Escape Rooms
Please note: Bring your laptop, tablet (or smartphone) to this workshop.
As seats are limited, Pre-Conference Workshops require prior registration.