Jan 24, 2017
I see great use in SAMR as a starting point to identify how learning activities can be improved. However, I do believe SAMR to be limited in context of the larger aims of a successful blended (or digital) classroom. For example, something that would qualify as a "Redefinition" in the SAMR framework may be a highly enriching learning activity, but the overall instructional model in the classroom may not be redefining the use of time and space to personalize learning for students, grant student autonomy, give a teacher a chance to offer meaningful feedback, etc. I have visited schools that use the SAMR model as a tool to identify opportunities to enhance learning, but it needs to be accompanied with a clear vision for how you want the overall instructional model to change.