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Friday, September 29 – Workshop on Escape Rooms [Game-based Learning]

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28. August 2023

We are very happy to organize this First Workshop on “Analogue and Virtual Escape Rooms” in the Series GBL (Game-based Learning)! The workshop is open also for non-members and starts at 15:45 at the MEEET Lab (Rämistrasse 69, SOC-F-105)!

In this first Game-based Learning Workshop, members of the DSI Gaming Community, serious game enthusiasts, and non-academic actors are invited to learn about and experience the digital and non-digital formats of Escape Rooms. This exciting and thriving format which started in the virtual (Planet Mephius, 1983, JAP) and is, by now, a beloved phenomenon for group or even team-building activities. Due to their special characteristics, including the motivational joys of puzzle solving and the sustainability of the experience, Escape Rooms are now more and more used in educational sectors. Talks by experts and project presentations will take you from a boutique Escape Room currently playable at the Zentralbibliothek to an Escape Room tackling Cybersecurity awareness, to the possibilities of creating an analogue Escape Room DIY kit and to a digital Escape Room adventure to explore the Zurich University and its history as well as to learn how to create your own digital Escape Room.

For this workshop, our invitees are:

  • Micha Rieser 
    Academic librarian at Zentralbibliothek Zürich (ZB Zürich), Creator of the ZB Escape Room
  • Céline Neubling
    Master Student at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in the Subject Game Design and Co-Founder of »Enigma Immersive«
  • Katja Dörlemann
    Security Awareness Specialist at SWITCH and member of the DSI Community Cybersecurity
  • Anja Zgraggen, Roland Schläfli and Benjamin Wildling
    Program and Project Manager, Head IT Teaching Center and Software Engineer, and Managing Director at the Department of Banking and Finance and the Finance Executive Education of the University of Zurich


Schedule of the workshop