QuesTInSitu is a web-based system designed and built to support assessment in situ activities based on tests. Users can create geolocated questions and tests (routes) in a webmap (from Google Maps). The questions follow the educational technology standard for assessment IMS Question & Test Interoperability (QTI). QuesTInSitu also is a player of questions where users can answer the geolocated questions and they are automatically corrected. Using the application an author can create two types of assessment in situ activities: assessment in real & virtual situ. Currently the web map application used to play the questions is Google Maps.  QuesTInSitu has a web-mobile version that allows students to follow the assessment in real situ activities, answering the questions, receiving feedback and score in situ and personalizing the questions with their own pictures and comments using a mobile phone.


Original Idea: Patricia Santos, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Davinia Hernández-Leo

Main developer: David Pérez Calle




- Santos, P., Pérez-Sanagustín, M., Hernández-Leo, D. & Blat, J. (2011). QuesTInSitu: From tests to routes for assessment in situ activities. Computers & Education, 57 (4), 2517-2534 (doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2011.06.020) Authors’ camera ready full text (for for scholarly, non-commercial purposes, such as research or instruction, provided that you agree to respect the publisher copyrights)

- Pérez-Sanagustín M.; Santos P.; Hernández-Leo D.; Blat J.; 4SPPIces: A case study of factors in a scripted collaborative-learning blended course across spatial locations. International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, pp. 1-23, 2012 (doi: 10.1007/s11412- 011-9139-3)

Documentation in Spanish: (in SPANISH)


*** 2012 ***

La Plaça del Diamant in situ, activity done with 11 participants (average of 70 years old) of the Adult School of La Verneda ( group: “Tertulias de Literatura Catalana”) Putting in practice the Book “La Plaça del Diamant – Merçe Rodoreda”

Video: (Spanish)

Jardí Botànic de Barcelona in situ, activity done with 65 students of the UPF Biomedicine Degree – Botany

Girona in situ, activity done with 60 students of the Escola Pia de Mataró (Tweets and images, the activity is telled by the teachers and students)

*** 2011***

Discovering Barcelona, activity done with 34 students of the IES Duc de Montblanc (Rubí)

**** NEWS, VIDEOS and AWARDS ****

QuesTInSitu in TV3 news: (Start 2′ 30”) (Start 16′ 55”)

Video – QuesTInSitu nominee – BDigital Award: