Backward design as a mobile application development strategy.

Published:2019, Educational Tech Research Dev.
67:711–731. On-line April 8, 2019
Authors:Kantorski B, Sanford-Dolly C, Commisso D, Pollock JA
Type:Article
PMID:31148910 , PMCID:PMC6502782
Keywords:

Backward design, App development, Science education, Design strategies, Curriculum design methodologies

View Publication https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-019-09662-7

Abstract

Backward design is a well-established design strategy that has been used to produce educa- tional curriculum for decades. While traditionally used to plan and create classroom-based curriculum, in this paper we explore the use of backward design as a design strategy for the development of an educational mobile application, BiblioTechTM “CityHacks: In Search of Sleep.” We discuss the process from initial conception to launch and updates, as well as plans for future research.