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ERIC Number: EJ895052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
The Design and Application of the Digital Backpack
Basham, James D.; Meyer, Helen; Perry, Ernest
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v42 n4 p339-359 2010
In this study, we introduce the digital backpack as a means for creating a rich learning experience for students of multiple ages. Development, design, and refinement of the digital backpack are grounded in the theoretical framework of Universal Design for Learning using a Design-Based Research (DBR) model. This article presents the design and initial testing of the digital backpack. We discuss the refinement of the digital backpack in a case format that involved three DBR cycles focused on increasingly complex outcomes of design and learning. Finally, the article offers the lessons learned to encourage further exploration of this technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio