Educating a multidisciplinary human services workforce: Using a blended approach

Martin, J, McKay, E and Hawkins, L 2010, 'Educating a multidisciplinary human services workforce: Using a blended approach' in J. Martin & L. Hawkins (ed.) Information Communication Technologies for Human Services Education and Delivery: Concepts and Cases, IGI Global, United States, pp. 1-14.


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Title Educating a multidisciplinary human services workforce: Using a blended approach
Author(s) Martin, J
McKay, E
Hawkins, L
Year 2010
Title of book Information Communication Technologies for Human Services Education and Delivery: Concepts and Cases
Publisher IGI Global
Place of publication United States
Editor(s) J. Martin & L. Hawkins
Start page 1
End page 14
Subjects Educational Technology and Computing
Summary This chapter explores technological developments in the human services and the educational requirements of a skilled labor force. It is argued that learner experiences can be enhanced by adopting a blended approach that includes face-to-face and online activities. Careful planning is required that matches desired learning experiences and learner characteristics with appropriate educational design and architectures. The main views of learning discussed are absorption, behavioral and cognitive with consideration of the most appropriate learning architectures to support these. A case study highlights the complexity of applying these in practice, as well as the importance of community building in the online environment.
Copyright notice © Copyright 2009 IGI Global Group and Authors
Keyword(s) human services
skilled labour force
workforce
educational design
learning architectures
online environment
community building
ISBN 9781605667355
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