I was first introduced to the SAMR Model by Lorraine Vickery at the 2013 VPLD Hui. It is something I am taking the time to delve into more as it is a superb benchmark for how and why we are including e-learning.
Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition should be foremost in our minds as we plan and work with our students. E-learning should be about making the most of the tool rather than a jazzed up version of something that could be completed in another way.
Below is a flow diagram Lorraine shared with us created by Mark Anderson that we should work through if we are creating higher order tasks for our students. I have also included a few You Tube clips that will explain this model well including one by Mark Anderson.
Image from http://ictevangelist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SAMR-flow-chart.pdf Mark Anderson of Clevedon School, Somerset, UK, who produced the flow chart above has a series of Blog posts which are also a great to use to check out more on this topic. http://ictevangelist.com/tag/samr/ I have included his You Tube clip on this subject here as well as a few others that may be of assistance: