ERIC Number: ED435947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Competence of Counselor Educators. ERIC Digest.
Myers, Jane E.; Gibson, Donna M.
The increasing availability of inexpensive computer applications has become a major force in promoting the infusion of technology into the counseling field, yet the extent to which counselors and counselor educators use these resources is largely unknown. This Digest describes a survey to assess how competent counselor educators are in the technology skills they require their students to possess. The results of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) survey on technology competencies for counselor educators and students indicate that counselor educators and counseling students lack a uniform high level of technology competence. Given the likelihood that individuals interested in technology completed the survey, the results may overestimate the actual level of competence among counselor educators and students. The paper suggests that research is needed to determine the relative importance of each of the technology competencies in the various settings in which counselors work. It states that it is also important to establish the extent to which the competencies are currently infused into counselor preparation programs, as well as determining strategies to promote technology training. Table one lists the technology competence of counselor educators. (Contains six references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: College Students, Competence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Counselor Educators, Counselor Training, Educational Technology, Graduate School Faculty, Higher Education, Measures (Individuals), National Surveys, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Technology, Professors
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.