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A Case Study of Design-Based Research for Creating a Vision Prototype of a Technology-Based Innovative Learning Environment Article

, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States ; , Georgia State University, United States

Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 20, Number 1, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Design-based research is a burgeoning research paradigm holding the promise of introducing more socially responsible studies to transform education. However, there is a lack of methodological standards and established research processes to inform this type of study. Although there are general principles and procedures on design-based research, little guidance is available to researchers with regard to how to conduct design-based research at the individual iteration level when creating technology-based innovative learning environments. In this article, we describe a case study of design-based research in a single iteration, illustrate a research and development process evolved from this study, and present several guidelines on how to conduct design-based research.


Ma, Y. & Harmon, S.W. (2009). A Case Study of Design-Based Research for Creating a Vision Prototype of a Technology-Based Innovative Learning Environment. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 20(1), 75-93. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 22, 2018 from .


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