Integrating Gamified Educational Escape Rooms in Learning Management Systems (Short Paper)

Authors Ricardo Queirós , Carla Pinto , Mário Cruz , Daniela Mascarenhas

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Ricardo Queirós
  • School of Media Arts and Design & CRACS - INESC TEC, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Carla Pinto
  • School of Engineering & CMUP, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Mário Cruz
  • School of Education & inED, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Daniela Mascarenhas
  • School of Education & inED, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal

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Ricardo Queirós, Carla Pinto, Mário Cruz, and Daniela Mascarenhas. Integrating Gamified Educational Escape Rooms in Learning Management Systems (Short Paper). In 12th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2023). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 113, pp. 15:1-15:8, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


Escape rooms offer an immersive and engaging learning experience that encourages critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. Although they have shown promising results in promoting student engagement in the teaching-learning process, they continue to operate as independent systems that are not fully integrated into educational environments. This work aims to detail the integration of educational escape rooms, based on international standards, with the typical central component of an educational setting - the learning management system (LMS). In order to proof this concept, we present the integration of a math escape room with the Moodle LMS using the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification. Currently, this specification comprises a set of Web services that enable seamless integration between learning platforms and external tools and is not limited to any specific LMS which fosters learning interoperability. With this implementation, a single sign-on ecosystem is created, where teachers and students can interact in a simple and immersive way. The major contribution of this work is to serve as an integration guide for other applications and in different domains.

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  • Social and professional topics → Computer science education
  • Escape Rooms
  • Interoperability
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Standardization


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