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Title: The EduPARK game-like app with Augmented Reality for mobile learning in an urban park
Author: Pombo, Lúcia
Marques, Margarida Morais
Keywords: Outdoor mobile learning
Game-based learning
Augmented reality
Urban park
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares do Século XX Universidade de Coimbra
Abstract: Mobile devices are pervasive and can be used to promote learning in a contextual way. When combined with innovative technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), and game-based approaches, mobile devices can boost engagement with learning. Giving continuity to previous work, this paper presents the EduPARK game-like application (app) that is an interactive, interdisciplinary quiz with AR, based in Geocaching principles, intended to be played in a specific urban park. Furthermore, this app was developed through a design-based research methodology with four cycles of development involving user testing and evaluation. Several field tests were conducted, involving different convenience samples of potential users, from basic to higher education, including pre and in-service teacher training and lifelong learning (park visitors). The app was progressively refined according to the users’ feedback in each cycle, concerning usability and educational value. This contribution comprises an example of how to develop successfully learning opportunities based on mobile games with AR technology that may be relevant to educational game designers and educators. Future work involves the organization of regular activities for students, teacher trainees and tourists to collect data in order to analyse the processes of mobile learning in outdoor settings, namely in articulation with curricular contents.
Peer review: yes
ISBN: 978-972-8627-79-9
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