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Incorporation of Geolocation Devices in Educational Centers

Magallón, Marta; Mercader, Cristina

Introduction. Schools have been self-constrained in outdoor activities due to the fear of students getting lost. It is a limitation for the school staff, and a constraint for students. However, few studies are developed regarding the possibilities of geolocation as a solution. Aim. The aim of the study is to explore this brand-new issue that could benefit the management of 21st century schools. The study was developed from a qualitative perspective with a sample of 51 members of an educational community. Methodology. The methodology included surveys to analyze the level of students’ autonomy and the security felt by parents, teachers, directive team and students when using these devices. Results. Show that using geolocation devices in field trips improves the sense of security and allows for students to develop autonomous skills. Conclusion. Geolocation in education from an organizational point of view has a lot of potential but it is an understudied field that needs more research.  

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