Chapter 8 of the open textbook Teaching in a Digital Age, by the SECTIONS developer and author Dr. Tony Bates, provides a full description of the model, and here is a SECTIONS planning framework out of UBC which may help provide additional details and guidance on its use.

After you’ve read a bit about the model, try your hand at this quiz by matching the criteria to their definition and scope.

Map your chosen technology to the SECTIONS model through our aptly-named “Map your technology to the SECTIONS model” exercise.

Once you have completed all of the steps, choose the “Export Text” button to save your work.

Refine your idea

Based on your consideration of the SECTIONS model, you may need to refine the ideas you’ve formed around your planned technology use. Take time to do so before moving on to the prototyping step.

Part 2

After you’ve selected your technology, circle back to our Learner Challenge Bank Padlet and your earlier post that described your challenge. This time, add a post that identifies what technology you selected and connect the two posts together. Full instructions are in the description of the Padlet.

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8 Responses Completed for this Activity

  • Cartographie de technologie Mindomo (Emmanuel Nadeau, @nadeau_emmanuel)

    Voici mes réponses pour les questions de cartographie de technologie.

  • SECTIONS (Gelareh, @GelaKeshavarz)

    Tony Bates has not left any stone unturned in SECTIONS model and this planning tool does a brilliant job operationalizing the framework. Thank you!

  • Map for SECTIONS Model (Lynn Chartrand, @lynn_chartrand)

    I am not usually one to give much thought to SECTIONS when considering technology use in the classroom. I will usually go with what is currently available at my academic institution. SECTIONS was a great activity and has certainly given me cause to reflect on many different areas when considering which technology to implement in… Read more »

  • Technology creation (Pamela Koski Bryant, @BryantKoski)

    A lot of the students come into the program with different ideals on what they should be taught. They never know that simple technology sometimes is the best to use. We often use excel to look at and analyze our data. It is accessible to most and the most common tool used to compare data… Read more »

  • SECTIONS (Sidney, @data_professor)

    As someone who both teaches and uses technology, it is interesting to think about how it works from the student perspective and how I use it in my teaching practice.

  • Using SECTIONS to evaluate technology (Mel Young, @melyoung00)

    I’m not one to use the SECTIONS model often, if at all. I try to find open source or free technology for students to use. I know that approval for new technology or license purchases are a challenge. We have a Hub team member dedicated to this process – he hears what faculty want and… Read more »

  • Sections Analysis for Tutor Training – Payroll (Irene Stewart, @IrenequStewart)

    After mapping out options on paper, I decided on an onboarding video to cover types of appointments, timing and submission process followed by a timeline/check list document that explains how the software expects information to be entered. Then a series of gifs could show the basic steps for each type of appointment and how to… Read more »

  • SECTIONS – a reflection while Slacking (Helen DeWaard, @hj_dewaard)

    This response includes a full reflection on the SECTIONS framework for the use of the digital tool Slack for an online course in Critical Digital Literacy in a Faculty of Education elective course. While the use of Slack is relatively new in the education sector, it’s use in business environments is stable and growing. Using… Read more »


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