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Kooiman, Brian J.; Sheehan, Dwayne P.; Wesolek, Michael; Reategui, Eliseo – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
For many the thought of students taking an online course conjures up images of students sitting at a computer desk. Students taking online physical education (OLPE) at home may lack opportunities for competitive or cooperative physical activity that are available to students in a traditional setting. Active video games (exergames) can be played…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Online Courses, Physical Activity Level, Video Games
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Kooiman, Brian J.; Sheehan, Dwayne P. – Cogent Education, 2015
Online physical education (OLPE) has been viewed as an oxymoron. Physical education curriculum at all levels seeks to help learners grow socially in the way they interact and deal with diverse and challenging fellow students and settings. Students who have no contact with other students while they are at home for various reasons may not be able to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Online Courses, Student Participation, Preadolescents
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Recker, Mimi; Yuan, Min; Ye, Lei – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
The widespread availability of high-quality Web-based content offers new potential for supporting teachers as designers of curricula and classroom activities. When coupled with a participatory Web culture and infrastructure, teachers can share their creations as well as leverage from the best that their peers have to offer to support a collective…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet, Educational Technology
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Matzat, U. – Computers & Education, 2013
This article examines whether a mixture of virtual and real-life interaction--in contrast to purely virtual interaction--among some members of online communities for teachers is beneficial for all teachers' professional development in the whole community. Earlier research indicated that blended communities tend to face fewer trust and free rider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication