ERIC Number: EJ1128421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Ingress in Geography: Portals to Academic Success?
Journal of Geography, v116 n2 p89-97 2017
Niantic Labs has developed an augmented virtual reality mobile app game called Ingress in which agents must seek out and control locations for their designated factions. The app uses the Google Maps interface along with GPS to enhance a geocaching-like experience with elements of other classical games such as capture-the-flag. This study aims to assess the effect Ingress can have on introductory to physical geography students. These goals include: whether the students can acquire greater geographical interest through Ingress, garner a sense of community, and whether students exhibit improved exam scores in the classroom.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Computer Games, Educational Games, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Geographic Information Systems, Maps, Introductory Courses, Physical Geography, Learner Engagement, Sense of Community, Student Improvement, Scores, Supplementary Education, Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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