QuesTInSitu: The Game

“EL JOC DE LES TORRES: Discovering L’Hospitalet using your Smartphone”

In the frame of its Technology-Enhanced Learning research line, the GTI (Interactive Technologies Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona) has developed an educational game for smartphones to discover the historical heritage of L’Hospitalet in situ.

The game has been designed by a team of 7 teachers of the Dolmen Educational Center in L’Hospitalet. To design the game the teachers have applied technologies proposed and developed by the GTI that enable the definition of educational games and the enactment of geolocated learning activities (extension of the QuesTInSitu system). The work has been partially funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (EEE Research Project, TIN2011-28308-C03-03)

A video introducing the game is available in the GTI-learning youtube channel: in English, en castellano, en català.

The game was presented on March 20th (2013) at the CE Dolmen by Manel Vázquez (teacher and member of the direction board of CE Dolmen), Luisa Maeso (Director of CE Dlomen), Javier Melero (PhD student in the GTI, developer of the game), Patricia Santos (former member of the GTI, via videoconference from the University of West England where she is working on her postdoctoral research) and Davinia Hernández-Leo (coordinator of the Technology-Enhanced Learning research line of the GTI).

Núria Marin (Mayor of L’Hospitalet), Lluís Esteve (Deputy Mayor of Education, L’Hospitalet), other authorities, teachers from multiple educational centres of L’Hospitalet and the students that participated in the first pilot using the game were also present in the event, which included a live demo.

Impact in the media: La Vanguardia, L’H press, L’H city council news, TV news

Related UPF research news:

http://www.upf.edu/enoticies-recerca/0910/0424.html

http://www.upf.edu/enoticies-recerca/1112/1042.html#.UUs8ShlhpOo

(QuesTInSitu: The Game was also used by the Escola Pia de Mataró in Vic, video)