Lisa Howells is an instructional designer with Digital Learning. She holds a Bachelor's degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, a Master’s degree in Education from University of Arizona and an Educational Administration Graduate Certificate from Northern Arizona University.
Previous to joining the Digital Learning team, Lisa held both K12 and postsecondary positions in teaching, professional development and administration, with a focus on technology integration and online learning. Her special interest is in how digital tools support differentiated learning and student engagement. Lisa has designed and taught courses across several online platforms including WebCT, Blackboard, and Moodle, and currently works to demystify Brightspace for instructors.
Recently, Lisa returned to UA after living and working abroad at international schools in Spain and Germany. When she is not at work, she enjoys the outdoors, cycling and hiking, along with art and music.
The SAMR model and Quintet provide a robust framework for enhancing your course through innovative technology integration and application.
How do you put SAMR and Quintet into action? This article presents two approaches: asking questions and charting sample transformations.