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Robert C. Stow

Column-editor : Gretchen Schlabach

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Kim C. Graber and Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko

The purpose of this article is to provide background information related to the development of the 2014 American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Leadership Workshop titled “The Future of Teaching and Learning in an Online World”. A brief description of online education is provided, along with a synopsis of the advantages and challenges confronting instructors and administrators in institutions of higher education who are increasingly implementing this form of instruction. An overview of the articles included in this special issue is also provided.

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Charity Bryan

The proliferation of online courses and programs has impacted kinesiology programs across the country. The process of providing online instruction, while popular with students, is often daunting to the kinesiology programs that must navigate this process. Recommendations for transitioning courses and programs from face-to-face to online are offered from both the faculty and administrative perspective. Maintaining academic rigor in online kinesiology courses and program is also essential to the dialogue and for ensuring success. Many kinesiology courses and programs are well suited for online delivery and demand for these programs is high. Kinesiology faculty and administrators should understand both the facilitators and barriers to online implementation.

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Gi-Yong Koo, Sara Shoffner and Jeeheon Ryu

The purpose of this study was to investigate how an animated pedagogical agent (APA) affected an individual’s level of situational interest (SI) using a case study in online education. Although online learning has become popular, the lack of social cues for students in distance-learning contexts has been suggested as problematic. APA has been conceptualized to support social agency theory between students and learning contents. SI has been considered to activate student’s immediate affective response to engage in an authentic learning context. The study examined the effect of APA in a case study on triggered-SI and maintained-SI to determine the benefits of multimedia-based instruction in online learning. A three-factor model including triggered-SI, maintained-SI-feeling, and maintained-SI-value was tested. Results revealed that the use of APA in a case study more positively stimulated students’ SI specific to triggered-SI and maintained-SI-value. Therefore, the implementation of the APA in a distance education setting could benefit students’ learning and also help educators to more effectively deliver a variety of sport management content areas.

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Sebastián Feu, Javier García-Rubio, Antonio Antúnez and Sergio Ibáñez

educational activities and they could be imparted in classrooms, and in blended or distance learning (Figure  2 ). Formal Analysis of Sport Coach Legislation in Spain The remainder of this article is used to present results of an analysis of the evolution of legislation regulating qualifications of sport

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Chad M. Killian and Amelia Mays Woods

.R. , & Neville , S.N. ( 2002 ). Generation Y: A perspective on America’s next generation and their impact on higher education . Serials Librarian, 42 ( 1–2 ), 41 – 50 . doi:10.1300/J123v42n01_06 10.1300/J123v42n01_06 Milman , N.B. ( 2012 ). The flipped classroom strategy . Distance Learning, 11 ( 4

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Chad M. Killian, Christopher J. Kinder and Amelia Mays Woods

content entirely remotely and autonomously. Purpose: “to look at the experiences of a teacher and 38 students in a distance learning environment of an 18-week online personal fitness course” (p. 9). Research questions: not provided. Teacher e-mail correspondence, faculty meeting occurrences, student

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Christine Galvan, Karen Meaney and Virginia Gray

principles into online classes . International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 3 ( 1 ), 17 – 30 . Novak , J.M. , Markey , V. , & Allen , M. ( 2007 ). Evaluating cognitive outcomes of service learning in higher education: A meta-analysis . Communication Research Reports

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Megan B. Shreffler, Adam R. Cocco and Jacob R. Shreffler

determine if there were statistically significant differences in course outcomes for students enrolled in online sport management courses versus traditional (in-person) sport management courses. Literature Review Online Education Online education is a form of distance learning accomplished through the

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Margaret T. Harris and Mike Metzler

.1080/07303084.2012.10598734 Mosier , B. , & Lynn , S. ( 2012 ). An initial exploration of a virtual personal fitness course . Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 15 ( 3 ). Mosier , B.A. ( 2010 ). A descriptive study of Florida Virtual