publication . Other literature type . 2017

The Anatomy of Virtual Manipulative Apps: Using Grounded Theory to Conceptualize and Evaluate Educational Apps that Contain Virtual Manipulatives

Boyer-Thurgood, Jennifer M.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This exploratory qualitative study used grounded theory to investigate the anatomy of educational apps that contain virtual manipulatives. For this study 100 virtual manipulatives within educational apps designed for the iPad were observed by the researcher in order to expand the explanations of and build theory about virtual manipulatives within apps. Affordance theory was used to frame all six phases of the study in which the researcher identified virtual manipulatives situated within educational apps, conducted observer-as-participant structured and unstructured observations, analyzed component data including field notes and memos using open and axial coding,...
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free text keywords: virtual apps, manipulative, grounded theory, educational, virtual, Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development
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