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ERIC Number: EJ1137643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-6677
Gadgets in the Gymnasium: Physical Educators' Use of Digital Technologies
Robinson, Daniel B.; Randall, Lynn
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, v43 n1 Win 2017
This article highlights results from a recent study that investigated Atlantic Canadian physical educators' adoption and implementation of various digital technologies. Employing a mixed-methods research design (survey participants, n = 206; focus group participants, n = 12), the research intended to provide a clear overview of physical educators' implementation of digital technologies--as well as an account of the factors that may enable or limit their use. Results suggest that some digital technologies are used more (e.g., audio players, computers) than others (e.g., Dartfish, iTouch). Moreover, a number of external barriers (limitations in time, expertise, resources) and internal barriers (teacher beliefs, established pedagogy) were identified. In light of these results, a number of observations and comments are offered. Results from this research might be of particular interest to those engaged with physical education and technology implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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