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Title: Using the Web as an Advising Tool


1
Using the Web as an Advising Tool Module
Application Session
  • Angela Benson, Assistant Professor
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • abenson_at_uiuc.edu
  • http//faculty.ed.uiuc.edu/abenson
  • Dave Megquier, Director of TRIO Outreach Programs
  • University of Maine
  • David.Megquier_at_umit.maine.edu
  • http//fc.umit.maine.edu/david_megquier/
  • February, 2005

2
Resources Review
  • Powerpoint Presentations for Download
  • http//faculty.ed.uiuc.edu/abenson/trio/
  • http//itcenter.clemson.edu/councilnet/
  • Seminar CD

3
Objectives
  • After this session, you will be able to
  • Identify technology standards related to
    Web-based counseling and advising
  • Describe the features of ChoicesPlanner
    applicable to your programs advising and
    counseling goals
  • Identify 3-5 free Web-based resources to support
    your programs counseling and advising goals
  • Adopt a strategy for integrating Web-based
    counseling/advising tools into your program

4
Agenda
  • First 60-minute Segment
  • Intro to Web-based Advising Tools 20 min
  • TRIO Counseling/Advising Services
  • ISTE Technology Standards
  • Fee Web Counseling/Advising Tools 40 min
  • ChoicesPlanner Demo
  • Second 75-minute Segment
  • Free Web-based Counseling Resources 50 min
  • Strategies and Action Plan 15 min
  • Evaluation 10 min

5
TRIO Counseling/Advising Services
  • Academic Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • General Life Skills Counseling

6
Academic Counseling
  • What do we do?
  • Course and curriculum selection (HS/college)
  • Tutoring
  • Study skills training
  • Test taking skills training
  • GRE, SAT, ACT Pre-testing and Testing
  • High-stakes test prep
  • Financial aid planning
  • College planning
  • Major exploration
  • ??
  • How do we do it?
  • Live workshops and courses
  • One-on-one counseling/advising sessions
  • Newsletters/standalone publications
  • Mentoring
  • ??

7
Career Counseling
  • What do we do?
  • Aptitude testing
  • Job market outlook examinations
  • College / career explorations
  • ??
  • How do we do it?
  • Live workshops and courses
  • One-on-one sessions
  • Newsletters/standalone publications
  • Mentoring
  • Campus visits
  • Dayships
  • Job shadowing
  • Summer work study
  • ??

8
General Life Skills Counseling
  • What do we do?
  • Time management training
  • Decision making skills training
  • Money management
  • Diversity
  • Cultural relations
  • ??
  • How do we do it?
  • Live workshops and courses
  • One-on-one counseling/advising sessions
  • Newsletters/standalone publications
  • Adopt-a-Culture/Ethnicity
  • Minorities Advocate
  • Culture field trips
  • Intl Festival (food, clothes)
  • ??

9
ISTE Technology Standards
  • National Educational Technology Standards
  • http//cnets.iste.org/index.shtml
  • Selected Student Standards related to Web-based
    Counseling and Advising
  • Social, ethical and human issues (b, c)
  • Technology productivity tools (a)
  • Technology communications tools (a)
  • Technology problem-solving and decision-making
    tools (a, b)

10
Fee-based Counseling/Advising Tools
  • Choices Planner
  • http//access.bridges.com/
  • Choices Planner Users Guide
  • Discover
  • http//www.act.org/discover/
  • ECOS
  • http//ecos.princetonreview.com/default.asp
  • Focus
  • http//www.focuscareer.com

11
Free Web Advising Resources
12
Counseling Communications Tools
  • Tools Summary Sheet
  • Summary Table.htm
  • Yahoogroups Groupspace
  • http//groups.yahoo.com/group/OnlineTRIO/
  • FirstClass
  • http//www.firstclass.com/

13
Academic Counseling Resources
  • Discovery School
  • http//school.discovery.com
  • UNC Writing Tutor
  • http//www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/online.html
  • A Library Resource Page
  • http//www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/
  • Virginia Tech
  • http//www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html
  • Ask Jeeves
  • http//www.askjeeves.com

14
Career Counseling Resources
  • AOL School College and Career
  • http//school.aol.com/highschool/college_career/in
    dex.adp
  • KCKCC Advising Resources
  • http//www.kckcc.edu/counsel/advising.psp

15
Life Skills Counseling Resources
  • WebQuests
  • http//www.webquest.org
  • Google
  • http//www.google.com

16
Advising Organizations Directories
  • NACADA Technology Commission
  • http//www.psu.edu/dus/ncta/index.htm
  • ACSCI Career Information by State
  • http//www.acsci.org/Default.asp

17
Getting Started
  • What counseling/advising needs does your program
    have?
  • How can Web-based tools can help you meet those
    needs?
  • What resources can you bring to bear to get these
    tools in your program?
  • Yours, Possible partners
  • How do you integrate tools for program use?

18
Wrap Up
  • QA
  • Evaluation

19
Resources Review
  • Princeton Review
  • http//www.princetonreview.com
  • Application Writing course
  • http//www.essayedge.com/contentpartners/aol/
  • Virtual Job Shadow
  • http//www.essayedge.com/contentpartners/aol/
  • Resume Tutor
  • http//www1.umn.edu/ohr/ecep/resume/
  • Financial Aide
  • http//www.finaid.org/
  • Occupational Handbook
  • http//www.bls.gov/oco/
  • College Search
  • http//www.collegeview.com/
  • Career Interests Game
  • http//career.missouri.edu/modules.php?nameNewsf
    ilearticlesid146
  • College Board My Road
  • http//apps.collegeboard.com/myroad/navigator.jsp?
    t351ihomepage
  • Finding Majors
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