ERIC Number: ED096972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Computers in Physical Education.
Sydow, James Armin
Although computers have potential applications in the elementary and secondary physical education curriculum, current usage is minimal when compared to other disciplines. However, present trends indicate a substantial growth in the use of the computer in a supportive role in assisting the teacher in the management of instructional activities. Toward this end, computer programs can help solve problems such as the handling of data and the organization and scheduling of school facilities for physical education classes. Also, the information retrieval process may be used to record supplies maintained in the department. Computer data can also be used to analyze student performance in a particular activity. Athletic simulations of stop action games such as golf, softball, or volleyball are popular with secondary students and allow strategies of play to be tested and investigated for decisions. In addition, programs may be written by students to underscore the teaching of concepts. Many benefits are derived when the student via the program must teach the computer exactly what to do. Here, a necessary transition must be made from mental knowledge and benefits of an activity to the physical engagement of the activity. (WCM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Total Information Educational Systems (TIES) Project, Roseville, MN.
Note: Paper presented at the National Association of Users of Computer Applications to Learning (Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 7-9, 1974); For a related document see IR 001 151