ASSURE Model: Digital Citizenship, Identity, and Reputation


This quarter I taught a session on digital citizenship, identity, and reputation as part of a general studies course, Digital Wisdom for Work, co-taught with Michael Paulus.

In EDTC 6102 we wrote a lesson plan, based on the ASSURE model, and I used the session I taught as the baseline and made adjustments based on the teaching experience and within the guidelines of the ASSURE model. I included the final product as a PDF (below) and I encourage you to share your feedback and suggestion for improvement. I am grateful for Mike Ribble’s work on digital citizenship. I hope to teach on the topic again soon and will implement some of the adjustments.


Put simply, I am not a fan of the ASSURE model. While many aspects of the model are helpful (e.g., very thorough) it became a little like riding in a hamster wheel. I found it difficult to take my original lesson plan and work it into the ASSURE mode rather than starting with ASSURE first. The ASSURE model also provides enough information that one could take a lesson plan that someone else wrote and implement it without much work. This may be helpful for short turnaround situations or scaling a particular lesson.


This PDF includes is my lesson plan adapted based on the ASSURE model, feedback from my professors, and reflections from actually teaching the session.

This PDF is my original lesson plan used for the session in the Digital Wisdom for Work course. I include this to give you context to the ASSURE model.

This PDF is my original slide deck used for the session in the Digital Wisdom for Work course. All images used in the slide desk are my own, © Ryan Ingersoll.

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