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Online Health-Related Fitness Courses: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing or a Solution to Some Common Problems?
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • Lynda B. Ransdell, Boise State University
  • Kerry Rice, Boise State University
  • Chareen Snelson, Boise State University
  • Josh DeCola, University of Utah
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
At the institutional level, distance education addresses problems such as teacher shortages, limited course offerings, dropouts, charter school competition, poor teacher quality, and the lack of physical space (Russo, 2001). It will also enable researchers and practitioners to examine student-to-student and student-to-professor interactions, track student satisfaction, and assess teacher quality. In addition to changes in knowledge, attitudes, and physical activity behavior, researchers interested in testing the effectiveness of online classes may also want to consider measuring physical fitness, self-efficacy, and other strategies or behaviors related to long-term increases in physical activity.
Citation Information
Lynda B. Ransdell, Kerry Rice, Chareen Snelson and Josh DeCola. "Online Health-Related Fitness Courses: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing or a Solution to Some Common Problems?" Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/chareen_snelson/16/