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Educational Escape Rooms as an Active Learning Tool for Teaching Telecommunications Engineering

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Department of Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
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Information Technology, Melbourne Polytechnic, Melbourne, VIC 3072, Australia
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Telecom 2021, 2(2), 155-166; https://doi.org/10.3390/telecom2020010
Received: 11 February 2021 / Revised: 12 March 2021 / Accepted: 29 March 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
Traditional education, particularly at a university level is not necessarily very engaging. Educational escape rooms are a recent game based learning approach which combines team based problem solving with a story-line and cryptic clues. In this paper, we apply the concept of educational escape rooms to the telecommunications engineering classroom by creating a series of two separate scenarios, each containing three puzzles. Our evaluation is based on survey results from telecommunication experts which suggest that this will be an engaging and challenging tool for teaching telecommunications engineering. Although educational escape rooms are rapidly being deployed in education, these are the first educational escape rooms that specifically addresses the field of telecommunications engineering. View Full-Text
Keywords: telecommunications education; active learning; educational escape rooms; modulation telecommunications education; active learning; educational escape rooms; modulation
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Ross, R.; de Souza-Daw, A. Educational Escape Rooms as an Active Learning Tool for Teaching Telecommunications Engineering. Telecom 2021, 2, 155-166. https://doi.org/10.3390/telecom2020010

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