Las carreras de orientación en educación fisica utilizando teléfonos móviles

Translated title of the contribution: Orienteering in physical education using smartphones

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In orienteering and by extension in physical education we learn to locate ourselves on a map to get where we want. We are moving in an increasingly technological world and the use of mobile phones in teenagers is increasing. The main objective of this study was to compare and evaluate the influence on the use of a geolocation mobile application on a final performance in a school orienteering course, using three different types of maps. A student satisfaction survey was administered at the end of the activity performed. The type of maps used were: paper orienteering map, digitized orienteering map and digitized orthophoto map, the latter two georeferenced in a mobile application. The results show that using smartphone resulted in significantly better times, as well as a higher level of satisfaction, than doing it without digital support. This could be because the geolocation pointer facilitates decision-making during the race and thus would improve the total time. We therefore conclude that the use of the located base application during school orienteering course is more efficient and motivating than the use of traditional maps.

Translated title of the contributionOrienteering in physical education using smartphones
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)10-18
Number of pages9
JournalRevista de Psicologia del Deporte
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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