Escaping the inactive classroom: Escape Rooms for teaching technology

  • Rachelle Emily O'Brien Durham University
  • Scott Farrow University of Liverpool
Keywords: Escape Room, video games, technology, active learning, Microsoft Teams


Free Ed was a one-hour fun and interactive hands on Bring Your Own Device workshop which explored the functions necessary to build collaborative classrooms using Microsoft Teams. 

This paper is intended to give you an insight into the pedagogy and technology used in creating the Free Ed workshop delivered at Social Media in HE (SocMedHE) conference, which utilised an Escape Room to deliver Microsoft Teams teaching. This paper aims to give you an insight into the workshop itself, what participants thought, reflections on delivering the session and finally, some key points for you to take forward if you would like to try this yourself.