Jasper van Winden
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Hi everyone, I work Utrecht University as a teacher and project manager for educational innovation. I have a keen interest for learning spaces, blended learning en faculty development.
All three of these themes, combined with my personal love for games and play, led to the project 'Escaping the chasm' in which an escape room was developed for teachers to experience a diverse palette of edcuational technology. Aim of the project was to especially find a way to connect with the hard-to-reach target group of teachers belonging to the early and late majority ( in the innovation curve of Rogers). When an innovation manages to get adopted by these groups of teachers it is said to have 'crossed the chasm', hence the name of the project.
Developing an escape room has been a very insightful process and definitely the most fun project I have worked on so far. I hope to offer the same experience to all participants of our workshop at the preconference.