Digital technology & sustainability of educational escape rooms

Internally Funded

A key educational benefit of educational escape rooms is that their physical form and game-like characteristics enhance students' motivation to a greater extent than other forms of game-based learning. A challenge in the design process for this pedagogy is how to make the designs sustainable and adaptable while maintaining -or even enhancing- the learning benefits for entrepreneurship education. The use of digital technologies plays a vital role in this direction.

In this project, the Professorship of Entrepreneurship partnered with the Digital Society School. The project took months, and methods included a comprehensive literature review and focus group interviews. The deliverables were reports on the state-of-the-art and recommendations about developments of sustainable EERs for entrepreneurship education.

This project is completed in 2020.


The project was managed by Richard A. Martina.
Also involved were the researchers:

  • Dimitrios Vlachopoulos
  • Asia Trzeciak
  • Iris Brugman
  • Amanda Francisco
  • Madhav Rajkumar
  • Henriette Schwinn


Scientific publications

Makri, A., Vlachopoulos, D., & Martina, R. A. (2021). Digital Escape Rooms as Innovative Pedagogical Tools in Education: A Systematic Literature Review. Sustainability, 13(8), 4587. http://doi:10.3390/su13084587

Vlachopoulos, D. (2021). Sustainable Educational Escape Rooms For Entrepreneurship Students. Conference proceedings ITEC 2021, p. 10240-10246


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Published by  Entrepreneurship 11 May 2022