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Technologial Use in Counselig Education

In the discussion of ethical use of technology in counseling if we did not also consider the use of technology in counselor education. Online program is the a new way to train counselors. This means is both advantageous (e.g., autonomous learning opportunities, asynchronous classroom strategies) and challenging (e.g., lack of face-to-face contact when giving and receiving feedback).

A presentation at the October 2010 Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference given by Dr. Jane Meyers and Dr. Casey Barrio-Minton included the fact that within the next few years, approximately 1/3 of counselor education positions will be online positions.

What are your thoughts about the use of technology in counselor education?

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Research suggests that society is moving toward a technological global information-based society. The Pew Research Center reports that the "Internet is deeply embedded in the organizational life of America". In the same way, educators have responded to the advances in information technologies. The Internet has become an integral part of the structure and delivery of educational services through online classes. Online educators make up one of the fastest-growing users of online technology. In addition, students who take advantage of online learning cite benefits to online education compared to the traditional institution that include: (a) increased flexibility for ...

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The solution provides a discussion of the ethical use of technolog, and the use of technology in counseling education.