About this book
Technology Innovations for Behavioral Education
Mary Gregerson, editor
Evolving alongside technological advances is a new generation of tech-savvy, media-attuned students, particularly in graduate and medical programs. But while much is being made of a growing digital divide between teachers and learners, inventive instructors are using the new electronic media to design educational strategies that are creative and practical, engaging and effective.
Technology Innovations for Behavioral Education documents these successful strategies emphasizing both technology-powered breakthroughs and psychology-driven instructional techniques reflecting the quantum leap in how students learn and what they have come to expect in the classroom. In these pages, multimedia pedagogy in itself involves multitasking, as competency development encourages technological development and improvements in health care education translate into improvements in client care. Chapters explore leading-edge uses of technology and examine foundational issues of critical value to working in new-media contexts, including:
- A virtual-classroom approach to culturally responsive health care.
- Film as a mass media model for health-promoting behaviors.
- Training for telemental health care: bridging technology, clinical, and outreach competencies.
- New technology as tools in professional development.
- Research techniques for locating high-quality mental health information on the Web.
- Ethical and legal issues in media psychology.
Technology Innovations for Behavioral Education is inspiring reading for educators and graduate students in post-graduate education like medicine, public health, and mental health. This text is a primer for learning this burgeoning field and an idea book for making the most of its potential.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Technology Innovations for Behavioral Education
Mary Banks Gregerson
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9392-2
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-9391-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-9084-6
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-9392-2
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVII, 72
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
- Buy this book on publisher's site
From the reviews:
"If you train behavior change scientists or clinical practitioners this book has ideas you can use. Educational technology can be especially valuable for teaching in the complex intersection of psychology and health and this slim volume offers many heuristic examples.
Several chapters impressed me. Miguel Sabido's method which "applies behavioral change theory through creative mass media outlets" and results in "entertainment with proven social benefit" (p. 7). Literally hundreds of television programs around the world have benefitted millions with better health.
Gregerson's lists (pp. 10-13) of books on the issues and uses of cinema in medical humanities, self and graduate education, and especially psychology is an invaluable.
Wallin offers many hints to make our internet searching more productive. By including the terms and formats she offers the searcher becomes the finder: time saving, homing in, and best, finding the highest quality resources. The ways to evaluate the quality of a website (do not use is visual appeal) are especially valuable in our state of information overload. She also explains how to use specialized tools to organize what we find.
Two fine chapters address first, telemedicine competencies helpfully separating technology competencies from clinical competencies and from outreach competencies, and then conceptualizing the educators' roles in maximizing patient's self care, incorporating best practices, and then evaluating the outcomes.
The volume is capped with a chapter on ethical issues in media psychology with a dozen short examples of the kinds of errors and omissions we might make in dealing with the media.
All in all, a fine set of chapters introducing important topics and offering valuable resources." (Ed Zuckerman, Ph.D., June 2011)
“Gregerson … provides seven articles, a foreword, and a preface that cover examples of the role of technology in education, health, and mental health. … presents many visual examples from websites of how consumers should evaluate the quality of mental health and psychology sites. … explains how to use Google and other search engines, how to filter by domain, and how to use sidebars, ‘wedgewords,’ ‘feeds,’ and Google Scholar. … is invaluable for undergraduate professors to inform students … on research uses of the Internet.” (Dolores McCarthy, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 56 (43), October, 2011)