ERIC Number: ED442068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
On-Line Instruction in Counselor Education: Possibilities, Implications, and Guidelines.
Daniels, M. Harry; Tyler, J. Michael; Christie, B. Scott
The transition from face-to-face to on-line instruction illustrates the need for guidelines that can be used to guide the development of courses that will be substantially equivalent to traditional instruction. In 1999 the American Counseling Association approved 27 standards for informing counselor educators of critical issues that require careful consideration of on-line courses. The complete approved standards are represented in this chapter along with brief discussions to help counselor educators and others understand the intentions of the authors and contributors and to further promote quality practice in counselor education. The standards address the issues of: course quality, course content/objectives, instructional support, faculty qualifications, instructor/course evaluation, technological standards, and grievance procedures. Concerns related to guideline implementation and on-line course design are also presented. As more becomes known about on-line instruction and what does and does not work for students in counseling programs, or as technological advances enhance the quality of and possibilities for on-line instruction, it will be important to revisit and modify these guidelines. (Contains 16 references.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Curriculum Development, Guidelines, Higher Education, Online Courses, Standards, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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Note: In: Cybercounseling and Cyberlearning: Strategies and Resources for the Millennium; see CG 030 191.