Improving Healthcare and Medical Education with Online Escape Room Activities
Learn how to enhance online collaborative learning activities in your teaching
Research shows that using technology can be an effective way to deliver engaging learning experiences. As the demand for online and blended learning opportunities continues to grow, it’s now more important than ever to consider how to deliver better courses.
On this two-week course, you’ll learn how to transform your collaborative teaching in medical and healthcare education with escape room activities.
With this knowledge, you’ll be able to provide more effective, engaging, and innovative learning experiences in a range of disciplines.
Understand the benefits of escape room activities
You’ll start by exploring the importance of collaborative learning in medicine and healthcare education.
Next, you’ll unpack the various stages on how to implement your own escape room elements for your students.
Learn how to create an online escape room
To help you gain practical skills, you’ll be provided with step-by-step guides on how to develop your escape room scenarios for your teaching resources.
Finally, you’ll connect with a community of educators interested in the use of virtual scenarios in education. Here, you can discuss techniques and learn more about the real-world applications of online educational escape room activities.
Develop effective teaching activities alongside experts in the field
Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by the specialists within the CLUEDUP (Collaborative Learning Using Escape Designs and Pedagogies) project.
With their expertise and outputs from the project, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills to enhance your medical and healthcare collaborative activities with escape room elements.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify the features of escape room activities and their benefits for collaborative education
- Describe the process of developing escape room elements within an online scenario for medical and healthcare education
- Design online escape room activities to support collaborative teaching and learning
- Reflect on the importance of narrative in escape rooms for the engagement and learning of students
- Justify the combination of escape rooms and collaborative learning /based upon evidence-based education
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at medical and healthcare teachers who are interested in further developing their online collaborative learning activities for their students. The course would also be of interest to instructional designers.
The course may be of interest to educators who teach other related disciplines where they can use the approach of escape rooms puzzles and scenarios in their own teaching.
The course can be applied to any medical or healthcare programme across the world where they wish to use technology to enhance their curriculum. The course was developed as part of the funded European Commission project called CLUEDUP.
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