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SmartGeo - Effective Geography teaching and learning based on Smartphone and Tablet Apps

We all have them and they are omnipresent in our everyday lifes: smartphones and a wide range of apps. Apart from communication and information these powerful devices provide enormous resources for learning about our local and global environment. Integrating GPS tools they even link information with spatial patterns and allow us to understand relations and locations in the context of spaces and places.

Based on best practice examples developed at Freiburg Universities we have initiated some empirical research projects to learn about how effective the implementation of Smartphone-apps in the teaching and learning process is and how to improve our tools.

The project focusses on developing best practices SmartGeo-Apps and to bring about empirical findings evaluating the applications in the context of Geography learning for different target groups.