Exploring the Online Learning Experiences of College Students with Full Online Physical Education Course (75165)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Jerrecho Pituk

Saturday, 25 November 2023 17:00
Session: Session 4
Room: Room B (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This phenomenological study aimed to investigate the lived experiences of college students in full online Physical Education (PE) courses when higher education institutions (HEI’s) were forced to switch into online modalities. The researchers were interested in understanding how students adapted to online PE courses, despite the nature of PE requiring physical contact, interaction, and collaboration. To guide their investigation, researchers utilized the Transactional Distance Theory (TDT), which focuses on how factors like communication, course structure, and learning autonomy influence the students’ experiences in this context. Data were collected through one-on-one interviews with twelve students who had taken at least two full online PE courses in one private HEI located in Manila, Philippines. Triangulation was employed to enhance the validity and trustworthiness of the findings. Thus, aside from interviews, document analysis and observations of both synchronous and asynchronous classes were employed. Four super-ordinate themes emerged from the analysis of data, namely: (a) challenges in full online PE, (b) communication within the online learning community, (c) independent learning experiences, and (d) meaningful online PE experience. Through these findings, researchers suggest ways for educators and institutions to enhance their online PE offerings and support students' engagement and success in remote PE settings.

Jerrecho Pituk, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Philippines
Ace Domingo, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Philippines
Adrian Somido, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Jerrecho Pituk is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde in Philippines

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00