Educational podcasts are developed specifically for learning purposes. Preliminary research suggests that many college courses and practitioners regularly use educational podcasts and that this medium is a beneficial tool to use to supplement the learning process. However, there is limited scholarly work examining the use of educational podcasts within kinesiology fields. Thus, the purpose of this study was to conduct a scoping review of the literature on the use of educational podcasts in the field of kinesiology. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews extension for Scoping Reviews Checklist guided this investigation. Six databases were searched. Fourteen articles met the full inclusion criteria. Of these, 11 were data-driven research articles, and three were practitioner articles. Much of the research identified lacked critical information related to research design, instrument development, and findings. Thus, the authors recommend that more rigorous research in this area be conducted to discern the impact of educational podcasts within the field of kinesiology.
Scott W.T. McNamara, Matthew Shaw, Kylie Wilson, and Angela Cox
Emily M. Newell
, providing interviews with professionals and other supplemental learning items. Although rich in depth and diversity, the 16-chapter text sometimes focuses too much on the underlying theoretical concepts behind the issues and spends too little time on the role of communication in these areas of sport
Jacqueline C. Ladwig, Tamires C. do Prado, Stephanie J. Tomy, Jonathan J. Marotta, and Cheryl M. Glazebrook
( Chiviacowsky, Wulf, & Ávila, 2013 ). When individuals with intellectual disability performed a throwing task with instructions that elicited an external focus of attention, their skill performance improved ( Chiviacowsky et al., 2013 ). Instructions facilitating this focus may supplement learning by releasing
Erianne A. Weight, Molly Harry, and Heather Erwin
. Successful coping has been shown as one way to improve student engagement, 22 , 35 and enhanced student engagement leads to improved learning and academic performance. 56 Overall, the results indicate supplementing learning with physical activity can assist in improving learning retention and information