The role of online technologies in career

Today I’m teaching at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. We’ll be running the first face-to-face teaching for our new Integrated Guidance module. I’m really looking forward to meeting the students and spending the next couple of days talking about and thinking about integrated guidance.

If you want to read some background to the development of integrated guidance in Norway you might want to have a look at our article
Moving from information provision to co-careering: Integrated guidance as a new approach to e-guidance in Norway. In this we set out some of the policy background, but also look at some of theoretical underpinning for the idea of ‘integrated guidance’.

Today my most substantial input is going to be talking about how online technologies create an environment within which individuals are pursuing their careers. I’ve created a new presentation where I am really trying to highlight the socially constructed and contingent nature of the internet. So while we are pursuing our careers within the context offered by the internet we are also capable of shaping the internet and our relationship with it in a variety of ways.

Hopefully I’ll be able to stimulate some interesting discussion. This is what I’m planning to say.


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