Geolocation Services in Education Outside the Classroom


Geolocation services such as Geocaching, Wherigo, or Foursquare are very popular all over the world nowadays. Millions of people are involved in these games, and, in addition to the entertainment, they learn about geography and history. Geolocation games can be used very effectively in instruction as well. The article contains analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational games using a geolocation service Geocaching. Sometimes the concept “educaching” is used, which was created by combining the words “edu-cation” and “geocaching.”


didactic game; geolocation services; GPS technologies; geocaching; educaching

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Pavel Kapoun 

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