Instructional Design Approaches

The following was done for a class discussion asking me to discuss selected models of instructional technology leadership, and to create a presentation.

[Disclaimer: Moovly does not play certain animations in browsers that are not Firefox. Therefore, this video was taped and uploaded to Youtube so it would play in all browsers.]

The SAMR Model

I selected the SAMR as it seems that it is more in alignment with my definition and seems more useful when applied to my ecology setting. According to Schrock (2018), the model is “…designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning” (para. 1). If I were to substitute some of my definition, words like “infuse technology” would be the equivalent to “utilize technological tools” in my definition. “Help educators” is the equal to “facilitate growth among teachers/professors/lecturers,” and “into teaching and learning” would be my “commitment to implementing and updating technological tools for long-term educational sustainability.” I view Schrock’s explanation as very kin to my own in many ways.

My complete definition was:

Instructional technology leadership within the realm of a system (such as the community college that I work for) is the institutional and individual commitment to enhancing students’ instruction by helping to facilitate growth among teachers/professors/lecturers in their ability to effectively utilize technological tools for teaching. It includes a commitment to implementing and updating technological tools for long-term educational sustainability. 

Thoughts on Katherine Bassett’s Article

Before showing the visual that I created, I wanted to comment briefly on Bassett’s article. I was delighted to find that the findings regarding context, infrastructure, support, and professional development is quite relevant to the effectiveness of technology integration (p. 207). Perhaps I am overthinking it or deliberately trying to force my definition into a box of some type, but I feel like my original definition still works. I mention professional development (growth…in their ability to…utilize technological tools for teaching). I also see the infrastructure and support as part of my definition as well. I will be thinking on making it clearer as I progress through the course.

To fully take advantage of Bassett’s information, I began to consider what context, what types of support for technology and for professional development we have at the college as well as the overall infrastructure.

The five roles were of particular interest to me as they are highly applicable to the community college environment. Substitution (in our case, new technological tools like smart boards, Blackboard and all of its bells and whistles, book tools/integrations, and new computers), Augmentation (video lectures instead of in-person ones, online class meetings in lieu of classroom meetings, and others), Modification (collaborative activities inside the classroom or outside using technology, virtual trainings), and Redefinition (author asked to give presentations from far, far away for my classes where it would not otherwise be possible, interviews with experts in a specific field from places like Mayo Clinic and others, etc.) are wonderful ways to include technology and modify the way things are done to enhance the learning experience.

The video is an experiment in including components of my definition that fit nicely into Bassett’s information and incorporates components from my original technology leadership definition which included:

Instructional technology leadership within the realm of a system (such as the community college that I work for) is the institutional and individual commitment to enhancing students’ instruction by helping to facilitate growth among teachers/professors/lecturers in their ability to effectively utilize technological tools for teaching. It includes a commitment to implementing and updating technological tools for long-term educational sustainability. 

If not all, most of the components are represented in the video.

http://youtu.be/gXMCVGXVr1E?hd=1 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Resources related to the discussion:

For the above discussion, I was asked to explore a few different approaches to technology integration.  I reviewed two models and an article. Please note the below are related resources. :

Resources to consider when completing this assignment:

Moovly for Education

https://www.moovly.com/education

Christopher Pappas – 18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers and Students

https://elearningindustry.com/18-free-digital-storytelling-tools-for-teachers-and-students

Storyboarding Resources:

Coming soon.

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Instructional Design Models | ADDIE vs ASSURE Models 

Vygotsky and Instructional Design

Instructional Design Models (Part 1 of 5)  

Keller’s ARCS Model – Brief Overview

John M. Keller’s ARCS Motivational Design Model explained  

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