The six step ASSURE model assists instructors in planning lessons that effectively integrate the use of technology and media for learning (Smaldino et al., 2015).
Upon analyzing the learners and identifying learning objectives, the team then plans for the (U) utilization of resources. Each course is assigned a team of six professionals that are responsible for its development and deployment. The team consists of an instructional designer, a content editor, a library resource liaison, a subject matter expert, a media specialist, and a project manager who ensures that the process moves smoothly and consistently remains on par with the clients desired outcomes. Each individual works to gather their respective needs and resources, prepare the environment, and eventually to deliver the learning experience (Smaldino et al., 2015).
Courses are intentionally designed to (R) require engagement and participation of the learner, and the team additionally ensures multiple opportunities for assessment and feedback. Finally, courses are (E) evaluated to ensure that content and resources are meeting the required learning objectives while simultaneously engaging the learner and assisting them in applying the learning event (Smaldino et al., 2015). Ultimately the intention of the ASSURE model within my work place is to ensure that a learner is receiving and applying a quality education, while courses have the opportunity to grow and develop in a cycle.
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Smaldino, S. E., Lowther, D. L., Russell, J. D., & Mimis, C. (2015). Instructional technology and media for learning (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.