Background: In the field of online learning, a new niche sector is spreading throughout the world in the Massive open online courses: MOOCs for sport and physical education. Aim: The aim of this paper is to analyze the reference literature in relation to MOOCs and sports and to trace the research paths that the studies are taking in the contributions of the last five years. Methods: The research used combined terms for each main concept of MOOC, e-learning, sport and physical education in electronic databases. For inclusion, didactic interventions were to aim at online instruction, such as virtual physical education, supplementary courses, and online courses based learning. No theoretical designs have been included. The studies were excluded even if the interventions focused mainly on the diffusion of sports communication and physical education, which had no educational implications. Results: the international scientific literature has strongly focused on the three themes of: (1) design studies and implementation of the online education, (2) outcome measures: cognitive, affective, psychomotor, and assessment tools, (3) student performance, perceptions, facilitators and obstacles of students and teachers. Discussion: scientific research in the field of MOOCs for sport, seeking abandoning the classic themes of study they are addressing to new issues that appear clearly to be: 1) Student Use and Perceptions, 2) Teacher Uses and Perceptions, 3) Student Physical Education Learning Outcomes.

Research on a massive open online course (MOOC): a Rapid Evidence Assessment of online courses in physical education and sport

Toto, G. A.;Limone, P.
2019

Abstract

Background: In the field of online learning, a new niche sector is spreading throughout the world in the Massive open online courses: MOOCs for sport and physical education. Aim: The aim of this paper is to analyze the reference literature in relation to MOOCs and sports and to trace the research paths that the studies are taking in the contributions of the last five years. Methods: The research used combined terms for each main concept of MOOC, e-learning, sport and physical education in electronic databases. For inclusion, didactic interventions were to aim at online instruction, such as virtual physical education, supplementary courses, and online courses based learning. No theoretical designs have been included. The studies were excluded even if the interventions focused mainly on the diffusion of sports communication and physical education, which had no educational implications. Results: the international scientific literature has strongly focused on the three themes of: (1) design studies and implementation of the online education, (2) outcome measures: cognitive, affective, psychomotor, and assessment tools, (3) student performance, perceptions, facilitators and obstacles of students and teachers. Discussion: scientific research in the field of MOOCs for sport, seeking abandoning the classic themes of study they are addressing to new issues that appear clearly to be: 1) Student Use and Perceptions, 2) Teacher Uses and Perceptions, 3) Student Physical Education Learning Outcomes.
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