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ERIC Number: EJ1160051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Keeping the Physical Educator "Connected" an Examination of Comfort Level, Usage and Professional Development Available for Technology Integration in the Curricular Area of Physical Education
Adkins, Megan; Bice, Matthew R.; Worrell, Vicki; Unruh, Nita
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v10 n4 p225-230 2017
Schools continue to integrate the use of technology, and gymnasiums are not an exception. The purpose of the study was to determine the comfort level of Physical Education teachers integrating technology in the gymnasium, determine types of professional development provided for technology use, and potential barriers associated with technology usage. A survey of 179 practicing Physical Education teachers located in the Midwest completed an online questionnaire. Results indicated Physical Education teachers were comfortable integrating technology but reported inadequate professional develop on technology device implementation. These findings suggest Physical Educators are willing to integrate technology but the professional development and resources available to accomplish this is lacking. Future research should examine PETE program offerings, and additional PD opportunities offered by SHAPE America within the area of technology and Physical Education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska; Iowa; South Dakota; North Dakota; Kansas; Wyoming; Colorado
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