Using the SAMR model to innovate assessment design

Australia/Perth 10.00am | Thu 14 March 2019
Canada/Vancouver 7.00pm | Wed 13 March 2019
USA/New York 10.00pm | Wed 13 March 2019
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Bronwyn Mortimer – Language, Learning and Teaching Coordinator – Curtin College
Gemma Clarke – Senior Academic Developer – L&T Services

Introducing change to assessment design can be a challenge, particularly in the higher education context where the reliance is still, largely, on written tests and final exams. However, one pathway College in Western Australia, used the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition (S.A.M.R) model (Puentedura, 2006) to innovate assessment design for group presentations.

In this session, Bronwyn Mortimer and Gemma Clarke will share how they achieved a complete redefinition of traditional group oral presentations using the S.A.M.R model, resulting in increased students’ language proficiency, improved learning outcomes and student experience.


  • Puentedura, R. R. (2006, November 28). Transformation, technology, and education in the state of Maine [Web log post]. Retrieved from