In the 21st century it has become a critical part of instructor development to learn how to use technology for professional learning as well as incorporate technology into daily teaching practice. There are many types of technology: hardware (projectors, computers, ELMO), software (office or graphic design programs), apps for smart devices (Sound Builder, Notability), and audience response systems (Socrative, Poll Everywhere).
If you would like to learn how to use a specific technology or how to integrate technology more efficiently in your teaching and curriculum, please contact Karen Spear Ellinwood, PhD, JD, Director, Faculty Instructional Development.
SAMR Model to Assess Integration of Education Technology
Dr. Puentadora's SAMR model provides helpful guidelines to determine whether we are integrating technology or merely substituting it for a live session.
CC2.0 - Attribution: Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D.
SAMR Video Guide
Julie Youm PhD, Instructional Technologies Group, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, has created a SAMR video guide that describes the SAMR model and how we can use it to evaluate how we use technology for teaching.
More resources to explore the concepts involved in designing technologically enhanced or hybrid learning environments and experiences: