A1 Journal article (refereed)
The role of practitioners in helping persons make effective use of information and communication technology in career interventions (2020)


Sampson, James P.; Kettunen, Jaana; Vuorinen, Raimo (2020). The role of practitioners in helping persons make effective use of information and communication technology in career interventions. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 20 (1), 191-208. DOI: 10.1007/s10775-019-09399-y


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Sampson, James P.; Kettunen, Jaana; Vuorinen, Raimo

Journal or series: International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance

ISSN: 1873-0388

eISSN: 1573-1782

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 20

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 191-208

Publisher: Springer

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-019-09399-y

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65098


Abstract

We examine the role of counselors and other practitioners in delivering career interventions using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Current benefits and limitations of ICT use provide the basis for recommendations. Potential benefits of increased ICT engagement include cost-effectiveness and improved access to resources and support. Potential limitations include poor assessment and information quality, limited practitioner support when needed, problems with distance intervention and social media, confidentiality of client records, inequality of access, inadequate competencies, and poor implementation. Specific practitioner roles are identified, and those related to social media are elaborated. Implications for theory, research, training, and policy are provided.


Keywords: information and communications technology; direction (instruction and guidance); practical training

Free keywords: practitioner role; information and communication technology; policy


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1


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