ERIC Number: ED469663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Online Strategies for the Physical Education Classroom.
This paper, presented online at the 1997 "Teaching in the Community Colleges Online Conference: Trends and Issues in Online Instruction," explains the instructional design of the Concepts of Physical Activity course taught online at Tarrant County Junior College's Northwest Campus (Texas). By integrating this distance learning style into traditional classrooms, community college instructors can achieve greater success in serving students unable to attend classes on-site. Concepts of Physical Activity utilizes computer software to develop and maintain an individual fitness program. Students may go at their own pace and may work on the course objectives at home or at school. Tools used to develop the distance learning experience include a textbook, instructional videos, instructional step-by-step guides, an online newsletter, and online testing and grading software. The course completion ratio for this course is higher than in traditional classroom settings, with a 90% or better completion rate. Individual needs are met by making the instructor as accessible as possible to the student through office hours and mandatory orientations. Due to its flexibility, the course seems to attract students who would not ordinarily be able to take courses at the college. (CB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A