The SAMR model, developed by Dr Ruben Puentedura, illustrates the levels of technology integration into education. The lower levels of the model, including substitution and augmentation, describe ways in which technology enhances the learning that takes place. The higher levels, including modification and redefinition, describe ways in which technology transforms the learning.
- [Voiceover] Teaching an online course gives you…a great opportunity to use technology tools…to help students achieve learning outcomes.…Successfully implementing technology in your course…can transform the amount of learning that takes place…while helping your students to develop important…technical skills that they'll likely need…to be successful in the digital age.…One thing you'll want to do before you start creating…or teaching an online course is to find…some of these technology resources.…Although we're quick to say that younger people…are excellent with technology,…this is somewhat of a misconception.…
Although they may be great at some things related…to technology, they aren't necessarily great…at utilizing technology tools for learning…or improving productivity.…This is likely something that…you'll need to help them learn.…In the beginning, start out slowly.…Don't introduce too many technology tools right away.…You'll overwhelm many of the students.…The key to selecting the technology tools you'll use…
Staff author Oliver Schinkten draws the connections between high-quality instruction and online education. He provides a framework for creating a digital classroom—with or without a learning management system—and guidance to get students interacting with the course material, the instructor, and each other. Collaboration is the key to making the learning experience more dynamic. Oliver also shows how to incorporate digital resources and the latest ed tech into your classroom, and make sure the lessons are accessible to students of all ability levels.
- What is online education?
- Why does online education succeed?
- Understanding learning management systems
- Incorporating technology in the classroom
- Setting guidelines and expectations about online courses
- Writing learning outcomes and learning objectives
- Sharing and curating files and resources
- Tracking student progress
- Engaging students
- Fostering communication
- Providing feedback
- Making learning accessible to students with disabilities