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ERIC Number: EJ972181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Using the Internet as a Supplemental Delivery Method on University Concepts of Fitness Classes
Mooneyhan, Andy
International Journal on E-Learning, v11 n2 p181-187 Mar 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare the traditional teaching method of Concepts of Fitness (CF) with a teaching method using the Internet as an instructional supplement. Participants in the study were 52 students (27 male, 25 female) from a four-year institution of higher learning. Participants were enrolled in a required, general education CF course. The sample consisted of two classes, one taught by the traditional delivery method (lecture) and one taught using the Internet as a delivery method for the cognitive content. Participants were pre-tested on the first day of the semester and post-tested on the last day of the semester. The Pre-test was used to measure current knowledge and the post-test was used to measure knowledge acquisition for both groups. Results indicated no significant difference between the two groups on the pre-test [t (50) = -0.802, p=0.427] and no significant difference between the two groups on the post-test [t (50) = 0.566, p=0.574]. This no significant difference finding showed the method using the Internet to be an effective delivery method. This delivery method, by disseminating course content via the Internet, provided 13 additional days for physical activity. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States