Virtual Speed Networking Lounge - Escape Room
Join OLC Escape Room designers and learn what it takes to craft these fun challenge and puzzle-based experiences that unite participants around collaboration and strategy.
Escape Rooms are collaborative experiences where participants work together to solve a series of puzzles, challenges, riddles, or mysteries using clues, hints, and intentional strategy. They often feature a specific theme and a particular set of objectives that require participants to work as a team if they hope to complete the challenge in time.
Educational Escape Rooms have been an exciting, new feature of the past few OLC conferences. They have allowed conference participants a fun and unique space to not only engage with a variety of educational technologies, but do so in a themed, challenge-based environment with others. Challenges have included finding a hidden code within a database to unlock a presentation, navigating through a virtual or augmented reality to receive your next clue, using distance-learning technologies to communicate with your teammates, or completing a circuit to turn on a device, among others. That said, they were all fun, practical, and representative of the types of teaching and learning challenges that educators face in their day-to-day lives.
Think you’re good at solving your way out of a sticky situation? Love solving your way out of complex conundrums and having fun along the way? Well jump right onto this virtual collaborative session and put your mad skills to the test as we present the hardest challenge of all: how to design these fantastic and educational versions of supreme fun!