Online Guidance and Counseling: Toward Effectively Applying Technology

Online Guidance and Counseling: Toward Effectively Applying Technology

B.I. Popoola (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria) and O.F. Adebowale (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 356
ISBN13: 9781613502044|ISBN10: 1613502044|EISBN13: 9781613502051|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-204-4

Description

Though there is a wide range of educational methodology practiced around the world, guidance and counseling must adapt to whatever conditions support educational practices, and Web technology is an exceedingly important tool in educational guidance support.

Online Guidance and Counseling: Toward Effectively Applying Technology offers a collection of case studies and research from around the globe, comparing and contrasting instructional design and guidance methods from developed and developing countries alike. International education and distance learning are burgeoning fields, and new technologies must be adapted to these in order to keep up with growing interest and needs. This book is an important selection for practitioners, instructional designers, and students, alike, interested in staying current with the applications of technology to guidance in online learning.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Education Development
  • Gender Issues
  • Group Guidance
  • Instructional Design
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Nonverbal Communication Skills
  • Online Guidance and Counseling
  • Relational Communication
  • Social Networking
  • Therapeutic Intervention

Reviews and Testimonials

To help practitioners improve their practices and aid trainees in understanding online therapeutic intervention, as well as aid in the development of online guidance and counseling in the developing world, Popoola and Adebowale (guidance and counseling, Obafemi Awolowo U., Nigeria) compile 14 chapters on online guidance and counseling services for busy and mobile individuals and students and others from poor and deprived areas of the world. They also show the cultural influence on obtaining counseling services and online guidance and counseling as a remedy for international crises and troubled regions. Specialists in counseling, pharmacy, education, and psychology from Nigeria, Australia, the UK, and the US describe the findings of a study on the behavior of secondary school students in online counseling interaction in Australia; components of "faceless" interactions; emotion and communication on the Internet; ethical issues; the importance of intimacy and relational communication; research on text-based online therapeutic relationships; online counseling to improve medicine use among those with HIV/AIDS; strategies to enhance the therapeutic relationship to bring about change; counseling for children and young people in Kenya; technical requirements; the role of technology in supervising counselors; self-disclosure; and challenges in developing countries. 

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

This is a well-documented book with a lot of cases and research studies that back up the points that the various authors of the chapters make in it.

– Paiso Jamakar, Biz India Online News

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

B. I. Popoola is an Associate Professor of Guidance and Counselling in the Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, where he has been a former head. He majors in school and adolescent health counselling with. He is currently the Chairman of the Postgraduate committee of the Faculty.
O. F. Adebowale is an Assistant Lecturer of Guidance and Counselling in the Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He majors in technology in counselling with special bias in Online counselling. He is also a doctoral student in the same department.

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