I learned a great deal about incorporating “research-based best practices in instructional design” through a thorough exploration of the ASSURE model (International Society for Technology in Education, 2011). The ASSURE Model is an instructional model used to design lessons that effectively incorporate the use of technology to enhance student learning. While the ASSURE model does help to make use of technology, “it’s not about the technology and media. It’s about the learners and the important decisions we make as designers and instructors to ensure successful learning opportunities” (Grant, 2010). For this specific project, my classmates and I created a face-to-face session for educators who are interested in incorporating technology into their classroom, using the ASSURE model to guide our planning.
Grant, M. M. (2010). Comparing instructional design models. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/msquareg/comparing-instructional-design-models
International Society for Technology in Education. (2011). ISTE standards: coaches. Retrieved June 29, 2011, from http://www.iste.org/standards/ISTE-standards/standards-for-coaches