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ERIC Number: EJ1059065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
E-Counselling Implementation: Students' Life Stories and Counselling Technologies in Perspective
Kolog, Emmanuel Awuni; Sutinen, Erkki; Vanhalakka-Ruoho, Marjatta
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v10 n3 p32-48 2014
Given the current global trend of mimicking real life situations into digital counselling games and its related digital counselling platforms, we decided to contextually understand from the Ghanaian senior high school students, their life challenges arising from their life stories. The study also explores the extent to which ICT is currently being used to provide counselling services to students. Questionnaires and interviews were used to collect data from selected students and a school counsellor. The selected students were made to write about their life stories subjectively. The content of the data was analyzed. After that, students' financial status was identified as the main challenge to their academic pursuit, though several other difficulties were revealed in the study. The study also showed that students had little knowledge about the use of ICT in counselling and only used email as the only digital tool for counselling delivery. The purpose of the study is to use the findings as a basis to develop a digital counselling game in our next study. Again, the study is intended to serve as a guide for researchers when designing a digital counselling platforms for senior high schools.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana