Share Paper: When Physical Education Meet Technology: Responding to Technological Needs of Teaching Physical Education

  1. Sa Liu, University of Texas at Austin, United States
  2. Xiaolu Liu, University of Texas at Austin, United States
  3. Rulan Shangguan, University of Texas at Austin, United States
  4. Mihyun Lim, University of Texas at Austin, United States
  5. Keating Xiaofen, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Thursday, March 29 4:15-4:35 PM Bell

Abstract: The increasingly critical role of technology in teaching has resulted in noticeable reform efforts and updating physical education teacher preparation (PETE) programs to meet new educational needs. This study investigated the technology components included in PETE undergraduate curricula in US public research universities. Using comparative content analysis, descriptive analysis, and proportion test, 89 PETE undergraduate curricula were examined focusing on technology course credits. The results revealed that: (a) PETE undergraduate programs were less likely to include technology components in their PETE curriculum across the U.S.; (b) among the programs that had technology components, 75% of them included technology credits in ...