Performance and Attitudes of College Physical Education Students Using Computer Applications to Learn About Working Out in the Gym
Yigal Pinchas, Kibbutzim College of Education Technology and the Arts, Israel, Israel ; Tsily Raz-Liebermann, Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Israel, Israel ; Larry Katz, University of Calgary, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
New interactive modalities are being introduced into the Physical Education classroom but very little research has been conducted on its effectiveness. This paper reports on an action study whose aim was to pilot test a course-specific multimedia DVD as a resource in teaching a college-level physical education instructors course. This integrated program (lecture, demonstration, and DVD combination) was trialed in one class, with a second class serving as a control (lecture and demonstration only). All students were tested on their theoretical knowledge and practical skills before, during and at the end of the course. The experimental group was found to have scored higher in the practical test at the end of the course but no differences were found in theoretical knowledge between the two groups. Attitude questionnaire results showed that students expressed highly positive opinions of the DVD, and 93% plan on using it as a resource in the future.
Pinchas, Y., Raz-Liebermann, T. & Katz, L. (2010). Performance and Attitudes of College Physical Education Students Using Computer Applications to Learn About Working Out in the Gym. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3676-3684). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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