In The Zone is an app to help learning on field trips, visits and other occasions. It facilitates situated, authentic, practice-based, context-aware learning experiences for students.
Tutors create Walks made up of a number of Zones, each of which contains learning materials and tasks to be unlocked when, and only when, visited. Live updating maps in the app enable learners to navigate to the Zones where they discover learning materials and tasks set for them by their tutors.
With In The Zone learners can undertake field work without the need for tutors to be with them at all times. This is expected to increase engagement and focus on task and to enhance learners’ autonomy and ownership of their learning.