ERIC Number: ED390874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Use of Computer-based Technology in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. ERIC Digest.
McLean, Daniel D.
While the overall effect of the impact of technology on health, physical education, recreation, and dance education (HPERD) in the areas of research, classroom, teaching, and distance education is not yet fully assessable, the presence of technology in so many different aspects of the profession makes it important to more clearly recognize and appreciate its current and potential role. This digest, organized into two sections, focuses on computer-based technology as it relates to HPERD in the areas of teaching and distance education. The first section, "Classroom Utilization of Technology," discusses specialized software, multimedia and CD/ROM, computer-assisted instruction (CAI), Internet/World Wide Web, local area networks (LANs), and computers and satellites. The second section, "Next Steps for Incorporating Technology in Instruction" recommends that HPERD professionals perform an inventory of training, hardware, and software available within their own organizations; find a "techno-buddy" within the organization; and welcome students' willingness to demonstrate what they know about and what they can do with technology. Nine selected World Wide Web URLs (addresses) are included. (LL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Dance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society), Health Education, Higher Education, Internet, Physical Education, Recreation, Teacher Education
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests; World Wide Web