Online Mental Training Using WebExcellence
Emma J. Stodel (University of Ottawa, Canada), Laura G. Farres (Douglas College, Canada) and Colla J. MacDonald (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Copyright: © 2005
The idea of providing mental training1 (MT) and sport psychology services online is becoming more prevalent as technology continues to shape education and the Web becomes more popular. In September 2000, an Internet search for “mental training” using the Google search engine identified 11,700 sites (Stodel & Farres, 2000a). An identical search in March 2004 revealed approximately 74,700 sites, representing an increase of almost 650%. Although a dynamic and fully interactive online MT environment does not yet appear to have been realised, it surely will not be long before this happens. In this chapter we highlight the importance of thoughtful design when developing such training and present a framework to guide the development of online MT.