The SAMR model, developed by Dr Ruben Puentedura,
supports teachers to design, develop and integrate learning technologies to support students achieve higher levels of learning than previously possible.
The SAMR model describes four graded levels of technology integration that increase in it's complexity. The first two levels support the enhancement of learning and third and fourth support the transformation of learning:
Substitution: Technology acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change
Augmentation: Technology acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement
Modification: Technology allows for significant task redesign
Redefinition: Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable
In this video explanation Dr Ruben Puentedura describes the framework.
- Which level/s are you students currently working at?
- Can you think of examples of ICTs or tasks for each level of the framework?
- How can you use this model to design a learning experience that has a significance impact on student outcomes?