ERIC Number: ED463432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Career Development E-Paradigms for Digital Dividends.
Groff, Warren H.
Trends in using computer technology for career development and human resources development in companies in the United States and worldwide were reviewed, and the possibilities of adapting the latest advances in digital technology-based training delivery systems in school-based contexts were explored. A model was proposed that entailed having chief information officers and knowledge managers from the corporate world assist in counseling services and participate in development of developmentally appropriate curricula at all educational levels. The following were among the conclusions and recommendations presented: (1) the application of technology to all aspects of life and work is forcing providers of career development programs and services to analyze the needs and wants of their clientele and the way technology can be used in career-related decision making; (2) culturally diverse learners vary greatly in terms of wants and needs; (3) the conceptual frameworks of school-based career development models must be modernized and upgraded, based on advances in computing and information technology; (4) global strategic alliances can yield digital dividends for many nations and people; and (5) preparing educators to use technology for career development in electronic paradigms as well as traditional settings is essential for equality of access to high-quality opportunities both domestically and globally. (Contains 50 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Change Strategies, Computer Uses in Education, Continuing Education, Conventional Instruction, Corporate Education, Corporations, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Information Networks, Information Technology, Instructional Development, Internet, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement, Technology Education, Training, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
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