College Alcohol Education and Prevention: a Case for Distance Education

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Daniel L. Bibeau, Professor (Creator)
David L. Wyrick, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: College educators and program developers have responded to this need using a variety of different multimedia technologies. Alcohol-related web sites are among the most popular. Many of these sites are designed to improve -knowledge, attitudes, and behavior by teaching scientific facts about alcohol and its effects on the body. Other programs are delivered via CD-ROM (e.g., Alc 101) and have demonstrated some effectiveness. The purpose of this paper is to describe some of the benefits of delivering alcohol education and prevention curricula over the Internet in the form of a distance education course. Despite obvious limitations in sample size, low occurrence of high-risk alcohol use, and the short-term nature of data collection, findings demonstrated two essential points: (1) that College Alc has significant potential for effectively reducing alcohol-related harm among college students and (2) that the Internet is a desirable and effective medium for disseminating a college alcohol education course.

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Language: English
Date: 2005
Alcohol Abuse, Prevention, College Students, Distance Education, Program Evaluation, Internet

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