ERIC Number: ED467418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
High Tech/High Touch: Distance Learning in Counselor Preparation.
Albrecht, Annette C.; Jones, Dennis G.
Over the next decade, distance learning will provide counselor preparation programs with a host of both opportunities and challenges. This user-friendly handbook helps counselor educators develop skills to teach students who are participating in distance learning classes. The purpose of this book is to help counselor educators and other faculty members expand their knowledge and skills of the distance learning technologies, methodologies, and related issues that are necessary to develop distance learning courses. Part one provides a conceptual framework of distance learning terminology and theoretical underpinnings. Part two provides a discussion of the how to of the planning process within the context of counselor preparation. Part three focuses on a description of the issues involved in teaching a counseling course via the two most commonly used distance learning technologies-- videoconferencing and online courses. Finally, part four furnishes a description of various software tools used by faculty in the preparation and delivery of distance learning courses. In addition to this text, each of the chapters is supported by a set of web pages that provide updated information concerning innovations and changes in distance learning technologies and related issues. (Contains 117 references and an index.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Counselor Educators, Counselor Training, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Higher Education, Online Courses, Telecourses
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Washington, DC.