How eLearning Escape Rooms Boost Engagement

September 15, 2021
4 Minutes
Alexander Salas joins Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee.

Have you ever done an Escape Room?  There are real world versions as well as virtual versions.  They started as a fun group activity and now instructional designers are learning about eLearning engagement from Escape Rooms. Alexander Salas joined us again to guide us through his Escape Room design process.  

You can find Alex’s resources at his website here.

We watched Alex demo a project where he created a short backstory where learners are trapped and the only way to escape is through applying what they need to learn. We ran out of time before we could use the chatroom’s ideas to create a short backstory but we hope everyone felt motivated to create their own escape room project to add into their learning mix.

eLearning escape rooms are a highly creative way to engage your learners with gamification and deliberate practice all in one. Please join us in the dominKnow linked in group and let us know if you have some ideas to share about escape rooms as learning solutions.

To see all the comments from the chat, check out the full session right here.  

And to ask more questions, or participate in extended conversations about this episode, please join us in the IDIODC LinkedIn Group.  

About Alexander Salas

Alex Salas is an instructional systems developer and eLearning designer with 14years of experience specializing in the blend of learning technologies and gamification for performance outcomes. Since 2007, Alex has worked in every facet of corporate learning and performance enablement for Fortune 100enterprises such as Phillips, Centene Corporation and Dell Technologies. He’s the owner of StyleLearn, an eLearning design firm helping clients of all sizes. He’s also the Chief of Awesomeness at eLearning Launch, the online academy for digital learning professionals. When he’s not creating amazing learning experiences, you can find Alex giving back to the community at large with free workshops and conferences.


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden guide us through an upbeat and candid conversation with their guests from the elearning and training world. The live cast session encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.

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