Capítulo pelas investigadoras do CIDTFF Lúcia Pombo, Margarida Marques, Vânia Carlos, Cecília Guerra, Margarida Lucas & Maria João Loureiro | Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart Learning Contexts and Practices, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies 80, pp. 90 – 100

 

Abstract

The EduPARK game is developed under a game-based learning methodology. It is designed for outdoor learning settings by employing geocaching principles and mobile Augmented Reality technologies. The game aims to develop users’ authentic and autonomous learning about diverse interdisciplinary themes in a smart urban park. It integrates learning guides for different target groups of basic education. The purpose of this paper is to present the game prototype development, which followed a design-based research approach. The evaluation of the game involved 74 pupils from two school levels (aged 9–10 and 13–14). They explored the game and their reactions were registered. Focus groups were conducted at the end of the experience. The evaluation allowed identifying positive characteristics of the game, such as immediate feedback and collaborative dynamics. Some questions included in the learning guides were perceived as difficult to understand and also some features came out to be considered for future improvements.

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