Fall 2021 class — Misinformation Escape Room

Misinformation escape room is designed as a hands-on class for students to participate directly in an iSchool research project. The research team has completed the development of an online escape room — The Euphorigen Investigation — as an interactive and immersive environment for active learning about misinformation. In previous classes we conducted a pilot project in several public libraries, collected and analyzed data, and made improvements to Euphorigen. Depending on the outcome of various grant proposals, in Fall 2021 the class will work on one or more of the following projects:

  • Design kit to enable people to create themed misinformation escape rooms
  • New escape room development 
  • Library deployment with new data collection
  • Translations/localizations 
  • Tabletop game

Class details

  • Instructors: Chris Coward and Jin Ha Lee
  • Meeting time: Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 (online)
  • Credits: 1-3 variable, CR/NC

Space for this class is limited. Interested students should complete this questionnaire by June 1. If there is still space after June 1 we will review applications on a rolling basis. While research experience is a plus, we are primarily looking for passionate students who are eager to contribute to an active research project. If you have questions, please email Chris Coward ccoward@uw.edu


Explore the escape rooom project