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Lessons learned from plunging into Web 2.0 tools

Jo Ann Coco-Ripp, PhD, LRT/CTRS

Abstract


Technological influences will bring change to the practice of recreation therapy as well as the way courses are taught. In the present-day focus on the infusion of technology in many aspects of daily life, health and human service providers are incorporating a variety of technology tools into many facets of service provision and training for college students as well as practicing healthcare providers. Training techniques used by instructors in various healthcare fields suggest that improving an individual’s self-confidence in the practice of targeted techniques and increasing self-reflection or self-analysis skills in a classroom can impact actual practice in the healthcare field. As a result of a curriculum review at one university, revisions were made to one course in the therapeutic recreation major, “Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation.” Lessons learned from implementation of these revisions will be shared.

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therapeutic recreation, communication, Web 2.0, self-analysis, technology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2011.0001

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