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ERIC Number: EJ1041268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Using Mobile Devices for Motor-Learning Laboratory Exercises
Hill, Kory
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v85 n8 p20-26 2014
When teaching motor-learning concepts, laboratory experiments can be valuable tools for promoting learning. In certain circumstances, traditional laboratory exercises are often impractical due to facilities, time, or cost. Inexpensive or free applications (apps) that run on mobile devices can serve as useful alternatives. This article details three specific motor learning labs conducted by university students using mobile devices. Students used free apps to explore Hick's Law, Fitts's Law, and the distribution of practice (massed versus distributed). Final lab reports were equal in quality to past labs conducted without mobile devices, and the students reported generally favorable opinions of the experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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