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ERIC Number: EJ1063069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Bringing Life to e-Learning: Incorporating a Synchronous Approach to Online Teaching in Counselor Education
Benshoff, James M.; Gibbons, Melinda M.
Professional Counselor, v1 n1 p21-28 2011
Recently, many counselor education programs have considered whether and how to offer courses online. Although online counselor education courses are becoming increasingly common, the use of synchronous (real-time) teaching approaches appears to be limited at best. In this article, we provide a context and rationale for incorporating online synchronous learning experiences, discuss the use of simple technologies to create meaningful educational experiences, and present one model for combining synchronous and asynchronous instructional approaches online. We also share our perspectives on the contributions of synchronous learning components, reflect on student and instructor experiences, and discuss issues to be considered in developing online counselor education courses.
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Counselor Training, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Technology Uses in Education, Asynchronous Communication, Teaching Models, Program Implementation, Group Counseling, Course Organization, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, College Programs, Curriculum Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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