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Web 2.0 Technologies: Facilitating Interaction in an Online Human Services Counseling Skills Course
Journal of Technology in Human Services (2009)
  • Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Liberty University
  • Victoria Walker, Regent University
Abstract
In the face-to-face classroom, human services counseling educators rely upon highly interpersonal, interactive methods to teach clinical skills. Replicating these instructional methods in the asynchronous, text-based environment e-learning environment has been difficult and sometimes impossible. However, web-based technologies, specifically Web 2.0 technologies, may afford educators the opportunity to simulate and enhance the strengths of highly interpersonal and interactive methods of face-to-face clinical skill instruction. These authors demonstrate how a human services counseling skills course can be taught using Web 2.0 technologies. Most extensively focus will be upon two synchronous applications: 3-D virtual worlds and web-conferencing Implications for educators and recommendations for future research are provided.
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Publication Date
July, 2009
Citation Information
Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw and Victoria Walker. "Web 2.0 Technologies: Facilitating Interaction in an Online Human Services Counseling Skills Course" Journal of Technology in Human Services Vol. 27 Iss. 3 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amanda_rockinson_szapkiw/5/