The Urban Game Mobigeo: Students Perceptions on Potential and Constraints of an Mobile Outdoor Education

Liliana Vieira
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Clara Coutinho
Universidade do Minho, Portugal


Mobile technologies are increasingly rooted in society and, therefore, intuitively, teachers begin to take advantage of devices that students carry with them daily in a logic of 1:1 bring your own device (BYOD) (Herro, Kiger & Owens, 2013). In fact, as mentioned Vieira and Coutinho (2013) “The evolution of the society gave to the mobile phone an importance that goes behind the typical communication between people. It becomes imperative to use this media to promote/increase new activities that are motivating and challenging for students”, but BYOD programs are controversial, as schools grapple with technical support for nonstandard devices, concerns over equity, issues of classroom management, and pedagogical approaches (Dahlstrom & di Filipa 2013).

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