ERIC Number: ED232965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Practical Micro-Computer Uses in Physical Education at George Mason University.
Stein, Julian U.
Both the Apple and TRS-80 microcomputer units are being used in the department of physical education at George Mason University (Virginia). As a first step, a computer program was developed and used in conjunction with an aerobic and personal conditioning class. (The capabilities of this specific program are discussed, and the ways in which it was useful in individualizing programs and activities are pointed out.) In another program used for grading, a number of complex processes were found to assist in more accurate and equitable assessment and grading of students. In a track and field class, a program was designed so that race and practice paces could be obtained based on various individual factors. Plans are being made to extend and expand uses of the TRS-80 to enhance programs, expand opportunities, and improve computer experiences for students. Additional computer and data processing possibilities are being contemplated and explored in the areas of coaching, intramural programs, administration, scheduling, individualizing instruction, and developing knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of general physical education concepts, specific sport rules and strategies, and skill development. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: George Mason University VA