ERIC Number: ED449371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Information and Communication Technologies in the Connexions Service. Report on a NICEC/CRAC/Guidance Council Invitational Policy Consultation Held on 20-21 September 2000 at Madingley Hall, Cambridge. Conference Briefing.
Offer, Marcus; Watts, Tony
This report records the main themes of the discussions and recommendations made at a policy consultation on the Connexions Service. Section 1 examines the current use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in relation to relevant forms of personal information, advice, and guidance leading to personal development for young people aged 13-19. It reports that over 150 items of software relevant to career education and guidance (CEG) are currently available; hundreds of websites offer help and advice; and Connexions will be delivered through ICT (among other means) have a website, and issue a CD-ROM. Section 2 explores the issues and creative possibilities in developing the role of ICT as a "tier" within the Connexions Service, including its relationship with face-to-face services for young people. Key issues on service delivery are divided among these topics: access, engaging the users, meeting the demand, targeting the service, levels of service, involving young people, and confidentiality. Section 3 identifies the measures needed to assure the accessibility, impartiality, confidentiality, and quality of technically mediated services within Connexions. These issues are addressed: national or local provision, a new building or "in-fill," quality standards, and ICT and the personal advisor. Twelve recommendations are made. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Information, Adolescents, Articulation (Education), Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Information Systems, Communications, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, National Programs, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Quality Control, Secondary Education, Youth, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Careers Research and Advisory Centre, Cambridge (England).; National Inst. for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)