R.E.A.P: REPLICATION, EXTENTION, APPLICATION, PERSONLISED
I was introduce to the SAMR model which sets out the various stages of where and how technology is being used, with the aim that teachers can move from the Substitution stage up to the Redefinition stage of learning. For schools or colleges that have embedded mobile device technologies SAMR is a good guide to separating what or how these devices are being used. It can foster, " I am at the ... stage discussions and debate".
I wanted to develop the SAMR model further to include a construct to define what each stage looks like, what the learning looks like and an indication on how to move forward through the stages to embrace the full benefits of technology assisted learning.
Welcome to R.E.A.P.
Indicator: Technology, Software and Hardware are used to digitally replicate a current way of completing a task.
Students creating a spider diagram on a device instead of Paper. Students take a photo of a text book instead of photocopy. Students complete a worksheet online instead of on paper.
Same - some motivation.
Indicator: Using Technology, Software and Hardware, deployed to do something extra or to extend the learning activity.
Students have finished a report on a topic, the teacher instructs them to then create an accompanying video trailer or animation which displays their learning and understanding.
Some extension for some student, some adaptation of learning
Indicator: Technology, Software and Hardware are used to deliver the learning content or to stimulate learning processes
Students are presented with a choice of learning activities or applications that teach, assess and foster progression. Teacher still dictates the learning activities but a student can align their own choice with how they want to learn.
Some personalisation, independence and choice,
Indicator: Technology, Software and Hardware are selected by the learner to stimulate and enhance their learning experience
The student is an autonomous and independent learner crafting their own methods of learning and assessment. The teacher motivates, challenges and supports the student on their learning journey as required.
High and independent, Motivated, self sufficent