RouteQuizer - A Geocaching System for Educational Purposes

Vyron Ignatios Michalakis, Michail Vaitis, Aikaterini Klonari

Abstract

This article presents a geocaching educational system called RouteQuizer that consists of an Android application, a web application and an online database. It motivates students to visit various geographic points of interest and answer site-related questions of multiple choice type. The android application used by the students, takes advantage of the navigation (GPS) and internet connectivity features of their smartphones. The web application is used by tutors, to create dynamic location-based educational games for their students. The database stores data such as site information and coordinates, questions and answers regarding the area of interest, as well as students’ performance results. There are no geographical restrictions and no limits regarding the number of destinations, thus making the application usable from everyone everywhere.

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Michalakis V., Vaitis M. and Klonari A. (2017). RouteQuizer - A Geocaching System for Educational Purposes . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-240-0, pages 367-374. DOI: 10.5220/0006321203670374


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu17,
author={Vyron Ignatios Michalakis and Michail Vaitis and Aikaterini Klonari},
title={RouteQuizer - A Geocaching System for Educational Purposes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2017},
pages={367-374},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006321203670374},
isbn={978-989-758-240-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - RouteQuizer - A Geocaching System for Educational Purposes
SN - 978-989-758-240-0
AU - Michalakis V.
AU - Vaitis M.
AU - Klonari A.
PY - 2017
SP - 367
EP - 374
DO - 10.5220/0006321203670374