Online Technology Affordance and its Social Implication on Technology Education Program
Abubakar Shuaibu Chiroma1, Muhammad Khair bin Noordin2

1Abubakar Shuaibu Chiroma, Department of Technology Education, School of Technology and Science Education, Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, Nigeria.
2Muhammad Khair bin Noordin, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM Johor Bahru, Johor.
Manuscript received on 06 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 785-793 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11370476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The social implication of online technology affordance in technology education program was born out of the need to bridge the digital division between developed and developing countries in Africa and specifically in Nigeria[25]. This study aimed at developing a framework for teaching and learning by exploring the online technology affordance on technology education with a view to improving the teaching and learning. Both qualitative and quantitative research method were employed, so as to find the opinion of both teachers and students. The population of this research comprised of 3500 respondents and the sample size was 346 respondent of Automobile Technology Education in the public tertiary institutions offering Automobile Technology Education in the North Eastern Nigeria[24].The model was tested via Sequential Equation Modelling (SEM) illustrated with a good goodness of fit from the factor loadings shown by the initial and final measurement model and indicating regression weights of the revised model. The findings can be useful in identifying dangers and benefits of using technology mediated learning tools, Online instruction for blended learning presents new opportunities for teaching and learning and Online instruction using technology mediated instruction enhance social connectedness in teaching and learning of automobile technology. This demonstrated that appropriate adaptations to online technology for professional development can provide practical, accessible means for a wide range of issues which is relevant and effective continuing education[16].
Keywords: Online Technology, Affordance, Social Implication, Technology Education.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems