T545 Motivation and Learning : Technologies That Invite and Immerse
Stealth Assessment Escape Rooms for Math Education
My final project is a culmination of the learnings from class and how I apply key concepts to the design of an educational escape room. Learn about the theoretical frameworks I use, explore the game's features and elements that tie back to core learning concepts from class, and play a low-fidelity version of the game!
Before you play the game, learn about underlying frameworks
The game was designed using a few core frameworks from class, including Self-Determination Theory, Flow, ZPD, and Stealth Assessments. It also incorporates many concepts from other theories of motivation.
The purpose of each element in the game is just as important as the game itself. Learn the reasons why features and elements were designed in certain ways and discover the methods that motivate users to play these types of games. Then, take a close look into the design process I used to create the prototype, including user testing and player feedback.
PLAY THE GAME
Escape from Mathality (Math + Reality) games are virtual educational escape rooms that apply Math concepts to real-world situations. The purpose is to serve as a stealth assessment learning tool to gauge a player's understanding of key Math concepts, discover behaviors like team collaboration, and observe important drivers in motivational gameplay. Ready to play?
This project wouldn't have been possible without the supportive teaching team of T545! A special thank you to Professor Dede and the incredible HGSE T545 Teaching Team for an amazing class!