Journal of Undergraduate Research


planet earth, museum, engaging students, GPS enabled tour


David O. McKay School of Education


Instructional Psychology and Technology


The rise of smartphone and tablet devices has increased the availability of GPSenabled technology for learning activities to students. For the first time ever, these devices have also combined GPS technology with powerful handheld computers. Despite widespread use of these devices, little has been done to implement this technology into education (Wallace, 2009; Christie, 2007). For the past several years, students enrolled in Physical Science at Brigham Young University have had the opportunity to explore Provo’s Rock Canyon on a guided tour. The goal of this project was to create a GPS enabled version of this tour and receive student feedback regarding the use of this technology.

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