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The Design and Application of the Digital Backpack


Abstract–“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.” (Basham, Meyer, & Perry)