Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
School of Education
Counselor Education, Course Development, Faculty, Mental Health Counseling, Online Education, Pedagogy
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.
Perry, E. J. (2017). Counselor Education Unplugged? An Exploration of Current Attitudes Surrounding the Use of Online Learning as a Modality in Graduate Counselor Education (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/143