Friday, 6 January 2017

Making Escape Rooms for educational purposes

Front cover of "making escape rooms" book

Front cover of "making escape rooms" book
So this little thing arrived today! A workbook I've created to scaffold the process of creating educational escape room games... the idea being it takes you through a process, with sections in the book to fill in and slowly create an escape room type experience, but for educational purposes.
I might make it available for other people to buy in a little while, but for now I want to try it in a workshop or two with me facilitating it.
Currently wondering if I organised a workshop for the Easter vacation, whether that would suit people... and whether to organise it close to home (Huddersfield, Leeds, Manchester type area) or further afield. Any preferences, comments, suggestions, offers of venues, let me know!

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  1. Hello!
    I'm currently studying to become a librarian in France, and will have to do an internship in a library starting in March to end my studies.
    I will be working in a college library and my goal will be to create an escape room in order to teach the students how to use the catalog and do researches.
    I wanted to know if it would be possible to buy your book before april to help me. I have never done anything like that, but I love the idea, and so does the team of librarians I'll be working with.
    Thank you for your answer

    Aurora
    (ps: the book being in english isn't a problem for me, I have no dificulties in understanding english).

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    1. Aurore,

      I need to test it out at a couple of workshops first! I don't want to release it until I know it works well with groups where I will be facilitating the workshop around it.

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    2. Please let me know when it will be available to buy.
      I'm really looking forward to reading it !

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    3. Hi ! I just started my internship and I am beginning to work on the escape room project. I was wordering if your book will be available soon ?
      I saw that your were planning to release it around Easter, does this date still stand ?

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    4. Got another workshop next week, I'll be tweaking the book after that and making available as soon as possible. Not committing to a date yet though!!! Will put something on the blog as soon as it's ready :)

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  3. Please organise this up north! I would love to come to this workshop :) Thanks!

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  4. Hi Andrew,

    I was wondering if the book was available to buy yet? I am both an escape room owner (TimeQuest in Kent) and an academic looking at the application of escape rooms within education. We are starting to do a lot of work with local primary and secondary schools so i would be really interested to have a read.

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  5. No, it'll be a while yet! I've got a couple of workshops between now and Easter where I'll be testing it and tweaking accordingly. Will hopefully be able to release it around Easter time (unless it needs massive changes!).

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  6. I've now tweaked the workbook after running some workshops using it (plus a bit of extra feedback on top!) and I've sent the files to the printer. It takes a few weeks for everything to be sorted out (including receiving proofs), but it should start to appear for pre-orders within the next few days and be officially published by 1st June at the latest...

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