Bandura’s Social Learning Theory illustrated that children learn when they observe and imitate others. Is it possible to create learning opportunities that enable Banduras four principles of Social Learning – attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation — to be replicated in an online class? Yes, online peer-collaboration and peer-assessment could fill the gap created by physical distancing norms due to the viral outbreak.
A teacher could host their asynchronous assignments on these collaborative platforms such as Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, MS Teams, SlideShare, Minecraft, Kahoot, Mural, Voice Thread, Edmodo, Skype, etc. for learners collaborate, discuss, listen to others, reflect, assess peers and make it an immersive learning experience.