2022
June 29 – July 1
Long Beach, CA

Escape this Session!

(unscheduled)
 
Track
Audience
 
 
Effective Practices
All Audiences
 

Thank you for entering the Escape Room. The question is: Will you be able to escape? This session touches on gamifying assessments; specifically Escape Rooms. Tweaking formative and summative assessments can make the difference between dreading a test and looking forward to beating a game. As one of the many gamification techniques, an Escape Room transforms formative assessments into “Clues” and summative assessments into “Escape Keys”. When students perceive assessments as an end goal rather than an assignment, they feel less stress without the risk of failure.

In this session, you will learn the basics of overhauling assessments into a gaming environment. You do not need “coding” experience to create your own Escape Room. You can use commercial products like Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate (premium tools); you can create the same effect with PowerPoint and Google Slides. Feel free to bring a laptop, or mobile device, to escape for your life!

Session Outcomes:

  • Identify which of their assessments could benefit from transforming them into an escape room.
  • Start planning their own escape room.
  • Share the escape room techniques with colleagues.
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