Critically evaluate how theories of learning inform the use of technology to improve student learning behaviourism (Thorndike Pavlov Watson and Skinner) computer based audiovisual communication theories and constructivism(Vygotsky)

nology and education has transformed these two ‘forces’ in such a way that technology and education have become inherently connected as technology becomes the educational tool empowering both the students and the teacher (Branson 2000). In this regard, several studies have been undertaken in order to understand further the extant of the impact and connection between technology and education (e.g. Lambert et al. 2002. Miners and Pascopella 2007. Wetzel et al 2008). On the other hand, this study will delve deeper into the issue of the connection between technology and education by critically evaluating the supposition how theories of learning inform the use of technology to improve student learning.
This study is essential as it looks into theories and paradigms explaining the connection between the uses of technology and improve student learning. It clarifies the connection between technology and student learning by removing the notion, that implementation of technology in classroom pedagogy is a mere fad or trend in learning, while edifying the necessity of technology in education. In addition, this study is significant as it focuses on the theories. It addresses the ‘why’ question by articulating on the ‘how’ question. This provides a clearer perspective on the intricate, yet, inherent connection between technology and education. Finally, this study is vital as it can help in gaining a deeper understanding of the connection between technology and education.
The paper will be divided into five sections. The first section is the introduction wherein the background of the study, the focus of research, and it significance and the structure of the paper are given. It guides the reader as to what may be expected from the entire study. The second section deals with the various learning theories. Discussion of constructivism, behaviourism, and audio-visual theories will be undertaken. These theories of learning provide a solid framework in which to