The backbone of iSCORE and Cadenza  is the theoretical model of self-regulated learning (SRL), a cyclical and multi-layered process involving the complementary phases of planning, doing, and reflecting. The three phases of self-regulation—planning, doing, and reflecting—are embedded in these tools.

Here are a few references to articles about self-regulated learning, including some that have been written by the research team on the use of digital tools in music teaching.

McPherson, G.E., Davidson, J.W., & Faulkner, R. (2012). Music in our lives: Redefining musical development, ability and identity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McPherson, G.E., & Zimmerman, B.J. (2011). Self-Regulation of Musical Learning: A Social Cognitive Perspective on Developing Performance Skills. In R. Colwell and P.R. Webster (Eds.) The MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning. Volume 2: Applications. (pp. 130–175). Oxford University Press: New York.

McPherson, G.E., & Renwick, J.M. (2011). Self-Regulation and Mastery of Musical Skills. In B.J. Zimmerman & D.H. Shunk (Eds.) The Handbook of Self-Regulation of Learning and Performance. (pp. 234–248). Routledge: New York.

Meyer, E.J, Abrami, P.C., Wade, A., Aslan, O., & Deault, L. (2010). Improving literacy and metacognition with electronic portfolios: Teaching and learning with ePEARL. Computers & Education, 84–91. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.12.005

Meyer, E.J., Abrami, P.C., Wade, A., & Scherzer, R. (2010). Electronic portfolios in the classroom: factors impacting teachers’ integration of new technologies and new pedagogies. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 20(2), 191–207.
iSCORE studentUpitis, R., Abrami, P.C., Brook, J., Troop, M., & Catalano, L. (2010). Using ePEARL for music teaching: A case study. In G. Pérez-Bustamante, K. Physavat, & F. Ferreria (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Association for Scientific Knowledge Conference (pp. 36–45). Seville, Spain: IASK Press.

Upitis, R., Brook, J., Abrami, P.C., Varela, W., & Elster, A. (2012). Revitalizing studio music learning through digital portfolios. Proceedings of the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education, Bi-Annual Conference, Greece, July 2012.

Zimmerman, B.J. (2000). Attainment of self–regulation: A social cognitive perspective. In M. Boekaerts, P. Pintrich, & M. Zeidner (Eds.), Self-regulation: Theory, research, and applications (pp. 13–39). Orlando, FL: Academic Press.