ERIC Number: ED427256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Internet in Career Education. Practice Application Brief No. 1.
Wagner, Judith O.
The World Wide Web has a wealth of information on career planning, individual jobs, and job search methods that counselors and teachers can use. Search engines such as Yahoo! and Magellan, organized like library tools, and engines such as AltaVista and HotBot search words or phrases. Web indexes offer a variety of features. The criteria for evaluating Web sites are similar to those for evaluating any instructional resource: authority; layout, design, and accessibility; links; content; and information structure and design. Web sites that relate to career education and job search include America's Job Bank, CareerMosaic, CareerPath, E-Span's Job Options, and The Monster Board. Ways to use the Internet in career education include the following: access to information; direct access to computer-assisted guidance; distance counseling; group work; access and outreach; and recruitment, placement, and the job search. Learning job search strategies ranks high with students, so it is important that they keep up to date with the latest in job search technology. Many academic and professional services have developed websites that address the needs of students who are just beginning their career development process. (Contains 10 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.