Creator

Dannon G. Cox

Advisor

Krause, Jennifer M.

Committee Member

Dauenhauer, Brian

Committee Member

McMullen, Jaimie M.

Committee Member

Farber, Matthew D.

Department

College of Natural and Health; Sciences School of Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Pedagogy

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2020

Extent

202 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Technological advancements have influenced the way we teach, learn, and communicate in education. Higher educational institutions must continually adapt to emerging technologies by implementing a variety of technologies such as photographs, audio, video, and an endless array of online platforms. Specifically, university physical activity programs, which have existed in higher educational institutions for over a century, are encouraged to incorporate digital media as a means to effectively and efficiently communicate a variety of content areas (Cardinal, 2017; Casey, Goodyear, & Armour, 2017; Tiernan, 2015). The purpose of this case study was to explore the implementation of digital media as a pedagogical tool within physical activity courses (PACs). Eight participants shared their lived experiences as instructors of record for PACs throughout the fall 2019 semester. Results showed the need for digital resources both for the instructor as well as students, the value of digital media as a social connection tool, and the need to use Canvas, video, and audio as pedagogical tools. Professional development opportunities are necessary for PAC instructors to effectively and efficiently implement digital media as a pedagogical tool.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Local Identifiers

Cox_unco_0161D_10823.pdf

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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