ERIC Number: ED442052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Odyssey of a Technologically Challenged Counselor Educator into Cyberspace.
This chapter discusses a counselor educator's experiences with computer technology from 1982 through late 1999. Initially, this college professor became disenchanted with computer-use, but by 1987 he discovered that a personal computer was of great use to him. In 1996 he began utilizing e-mail and discovering the potential of the Internet as an educational tool. By 1998 he was involved in his university's distance learning and Web-based training initiatives. He also designed a Web-based training course. As a well-versed user of technology, he still believes that much of what counselor educators teach must be taught in person, professor to student, using traditional methods or video conferences, regardless of whether the courses are on or off campus. However, much of the didactic content that counselor educators teach, including counseling and career development theory, measurement theory, social and cultural foundations, and professional issues can be taught just as well using Web-based training courses as well as they can using traditional approaches. This chapter concludes by offering a list of suggestions for counselor educators who are newcomers to web-based training, video conferencing, and distance learning. (MKA)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computers, Counselor Training, Distance Education, Higher Education, Internet, Personal Narratives, Technology, Teleconferencing, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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Note: In: Cybercounseling and Cyberlearning: Strategies and Resources for the Millennium; see CG 030 191.