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ACHE 2014

October 27–29, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Get Up, Get Moving, Get Connected: Engaging Online and Blended PE Courses

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM–3:30 PM PDT
Concurrent Session 3
Session Description

This workshop is designed to inform participants in using available online tools to enhance student engagement in PE courses. The group will discuss pedagogically sound strategies to address standards regarding building communities of learners within an asynchronous course. Activities will include discussion of solutions to challenges in the online learning environment, use of an online tool serving as an option to creating a community of learners in an asynchronous course, and some physical activity to stimulate the brain!

Session Learning Outcomes:
-Participants will demonstrate competency in using a specified tool ( to assist students in developing motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
-Participants will learn how to use MapMyFitness (MMF) to create groups, make connections to the relationship between proper nutrition and personal health and fitness, and learn how MMF informs learners on training principles, while tracking physical activity on MMF site/app.
-Participants will learn how students will come to enhance the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction by using the learning tool.
-Participants will engage in activities demonstrating how students will use MMF to exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

Core Questions to be addressed:
1. What’s the value of student interaction/developing learning communities in online PE courses?
2. How can open/free resources be used to create learning communities in asynchronous PE courses?
3. How do you create and use a group to connect learners and instructors?
4. How can MMF (and similar tools) change the online PE course experience?
5. How does MMF increase responsible personal and social behavior in PE settings?

Session Focus
Non-Credit Programming
Online Programming
Professional Development
Session Audience
Program Directors
Program Staff

Primary Presenter

Steven Park, Brigham Young University
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