Inviting technology into the classroom
Constructivism is similar to Contructionism, but with some differences. The primary one considers that learners in a particular class have prior knowledge and experiences acquired from the social and cultural environments that they inhabit (including schools). The students then construct knowledge based on their experiences and prior knowledge. This theory is closely related to Communities of Practice.
Social Learning describes learning and social behaviors obtained through observation and imitating others. Social learning theorists posit that learning is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context, occurring through direct observation or instruction.
Practice and Classroom Strategies
Along with Canvas and eLumen, there are a wide variety of technology tools that can be fairly easily integrated into teaching and classrooms. Phones, tablets, and computers are just the tip of the iceberg. Integrating communication and learning technologies create environments where students can observe, imitate and create knowledge in formal social environments (classrooms).