ERIC Number: EJ900479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Using Technology to Deliver Career Development Services: Supporting Today's Students in Higher Education
Venable, Melissa A.
Career Development Quarterly, v59 n1 p87-96 Sep 2010
Career services professionals are increasingly involved in decisions regarding the use of technology. This article presents a number of considerations to be explored, including the characteristics and needs of today's students, available technologies, funding requirements, and confidentiality issues. The author recommends an approach that includes strategic planning, needs analyses, training, and ongoing support. Current asynchronous and synchronous technologies are described, and examples of the use of each in the context of career services are provided. The specific technologies presented are e-mail, discussion boards, video, podcasts, websites, Internet-based guidance and information systems, telephone, instant messages, and virtual rooms.
Descriptors: Career Development, Technology Uses in Education, Career Centers, Technology Integration, Performance Factors, Asynchronous Communication, Synchronous Communication, Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Technology Planning, Student Personnel Services, Information Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A