Applying Social Learning Theory to the Teaching of Technology Skills: An Interactive Approach Eric A. Seemann
Eric Seemann, Walt Buboltz, Lamar Wilkinson, Louisiana Tech Univ., United States ; Sonia Beaty, Louisiana Tech Univrersity, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Advanced technology has a relatively short life span before it substantially changes; this is especially true of computers and information technology. Acquiring skills that are well developed and flexible will allow students to adapt to the rapid changes and innovations in technologically advanced environments. As the demands of teaching have changed over time educators have examined a variety of approaches in order to make the process of computer and technology education as efficient as possible. Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory offers both concepts and techniques which can aid the professional educator in optimizing classroom instruction in technology and computer skills. Bandura's descriptions of the learning process and mechanisms by which they operate are especially well suited to the teaching of computer and technology skills. Techniques and theory from this approach are applicable to almost any level of education from grade school to college.
Seemann, E., Buboltz, W., Wilkinson, L. & Beaty, S. (2001). Applying Social Learning Theory to the Teaching of Technology Skills: An Interactive Approach Eric A. Seemann. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 80-85). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).