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ERIC Number: EJ990673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1556-3847
An Initial Exploration of a Virtual Personal Fitness Course
Mosier, Brian; Lynn, Susan
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v15 n3 Fall 2012
The incredible growth rates and increased enrollments in virtual physical education (VPE), otherwise known as K-12 online physical education, continue to rise. VPE has the potential to service K-12 student learning in independent and self-paced curriculum. However, VPE brings a healthy skepticism among the profession. To this point, it is difficult to make an accurate assessment of VPE due to the lack of research in this area. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which a virtual personal fitness course met the criteria set forth by the "NASPE Initial Guidelines for Online Physical Education". This study explored the first and largest VPE program in the southeastern United States. Teacher and administrator interviews, the school's website, the course shell, annual student external evaluations, and a comprehensive assessment conducted by Florida Tax Watch were used to complete a thorough content analysis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida