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ERIC Number: EJ1202682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-6677
Touch Screen Technology: Implementing a Technologically-Enhanced Profiling System for Student Sport Coaches
Browne, Tom; Lyle, John
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, v44 n3 Fall 2018
This exploratory case study evaluates the implementation and use by student coaches of an innovative coaching profiling system, Touch Screen Technology (TST), to assess coaching behaviours. The study was designed to evaluate the potential of this technologically-enhanced assessment system as a profiling option for gathering, storing, retrieving, and presenting data about coaching competences. The case study documents and evaluates trainee coaches' (N=100) experiences of using TST during an internship, identifying the advantages and challenges of implementation, and evaluating the potential for coach education and development. Evidence was triangulated from questionnaires, journals, and interviews (N=20). The responses from the coaches were overwhelmingly positive. The touch screen technology, specified assessment criteria, and graphical profiling helped to integrate assessment into the program along with increased awareness and understanding of the assessment process. The students' subsequent reflections on the components of the coaching process positively impacted their performance. The study concludes that TST has the potential to assist in enhancing the learning process and bridging the gap between education and practice. Attention is drawn to the challenges of implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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