Calling Digital Escape Artists! Design Strategies for Digital Escape Rooms

Wednesday, February 20 | 4:15PM–5:00PM PT | Pacific Ballroom A, Second Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Hands-On Workshop

Learning space design and furniture provided by Steelcase Education, Gold Partner

In this workshop, you'll participate in a digital escape room learning activity and use the experience as a platform from which to discuss the purpose, design components, and challenges associated with integrating gamification into fully online higher ed settings. We will teach you how to design a digital escape room with consideration for accessibility and pedagogical best practices. You'll leave with a framework for conceptualizing digital escape rooms that fits all educational context and an assortment of digital tools and techniques that will make your digital escape room come alive.

Outcomes: Analyze pedagogical escape rooms using a gamification design framework * Explore strategies for promoting accessibility and Universal Design for Learning within digital pedagogical escape rooms * Identify tools and techniques for building escape room experiences in learning management systems and other digital settings


  • Laura Gogia

    Research Director, Learning Tech.s & Students, The Tambellini Group
  • Whitney Kilgore

    CoFounder & Chief Academic Officer, iDesign

Resources & Downloads

  • ELI 2019 Escape Room Presentations

    Updated on 11/26/2019
  • ELI 2019 Escape Room Handout

    Updated on 11/26/2019