Defense Date

Spring 2-7-2017

Availability

One-year Embargo

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Deborah Hyatt-Burkhart

Committee Member

Jered Kolbert

Committee Member

Matthew Bundick

Keywords

Counselor Education, Course Development, Faculty, Mental Health Counseling, Online Education, Pedagogy

Abstract

This dissertation qualitatively investigates counselor education faculty perceptions regarding online courses or programs and the overall perception of counselor education faculty regarding the effectiveness of online learning. A total of 154 counselor educators completed the CEATOLS instrument, a survey designed to capture demographic information, perceptions of effectiveness of online learning in counselor education, and concerns related to online learning in counselor education. Results indicate that, overall, counselor educators have a markedly lower perception of the effectiveness of online counselor education courses than of traditional Analysis of the concerns expressed by counselor educators reveal a five-factor structure similar to that which was hypothesized in the development of the CEATOLS instrument. Results indicate a need for further refinement of the CEATOLS instrument and additional study to better capture the specific factors that may be impacting the counselor education community’s perception of online learning as an effective medium of course delivery.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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