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Blended learning through global network and interdisciplinary live distance experiments at human performance laboratories.

Journal article
Authors Jacob Lindh
Claes Annerstedt
Daniel Garza
Lennart Gullstrand
Kjartan Halvorsen
Hans-Christer Holmberg
Martin Rydmark
Published in Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines, 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009, Nice, France, September 29 - October 2, 2009.
Volume 5794 Springer 2009
ISBN 978-3-642-04635-3
Publication year 2009
Published at Department of Education
Institute of Biomedicine
Language en
Links www.ectel09.org/ademonstrations.htm...
Keywords Blended learning, distance education, laboratory, ICT, online, interdisciplinary, kinesiology
Subject categories Sport and Fitness Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences

Abstract

Under a previous grant (2005-2008) we designed an interdisciplinary inquiry-based laboratory course in sports kinesiology, taught simultaneously over the Internet for undergraduate students at the University of Gothenburg and at Stanford University. Student groups developed their own research questions, conducted online distance experiments, processed their unique data with support from an interdisciplinary global network of expert consultants, and presented original scientific results. We will demonstrate one virtual experiment that is central to the course to conference attendees and present a unique set of interactive learning tools for the scientific process. This student-conducted experiment was first tested in a laboratory in Stockholm in 2007, and broadcasted live to three universities, with experts and students actively taking part via Polycom and Marratech. Real-time communication was possible in all directions through a moderator in Stockholm. Our course model seems to improve student learning outcomes while advancing the field of sports science.

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