Virtual Learning Communities in the University Teaching of Physical Education

Luis Marqués Molías, Mercè Gisbert Cervera, Oleguer Camerino Foguet

Abstract

The appearance of the new technologies of the information has opened new expectations in the field of the higher education, which changes the student's relationship with the time, the space and the professor. A review of the recent literature reveals the different aspects that characterize a virtual community of learning but do not expose with clarity what factors are the determiners for the success in the top education. Tinto (1997) suggests that the relationship in the online classroom is significant for students and it is critical to learners' sense of scholarly belonging. Goodfellow (2003) says that, at least, five characteristics of online interaction have been identified in the literature as contributing to develop virtual communities. Through a review of recent literature it is proposed that teaching presence–viewed as the core roles of the online instructor is a promising mechanism for developing learning community in online environments. The purpose of the investigation has been to identify the key aspects to develop communities of learning based on the use of the technologies of the information and the communication (ICT) on physical education in higher education. After analyzing quantitatively and qualitatively the information, the results have allowed us to conclude that so that a community of learning based on the ICT can work of effective form, it is necessary to plan the educational process considering three aspects fundamental: its awaited organization, her interaction and results.

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Molías L., Cervera M. and Foguet O. (2009). Virtual Learning Communities in the University Teaching of Physical Education . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Enterprise Systems and Technology - Volume 1: I-WEST, ISBN 978-989-674-015-3, pages 85-97. DOI: 10.5220/0004463500850097


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@conference{i-west09,
author={Luis Marqués Molías and Mercè Gisbert Cervera and Oleguer Camerino Foguet},
title={Virtual Learning Communities in the University Teaching of Physical Education},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Enterprise Systems and Technology - Volume 1: I-WEST,},
year={2009},
pages={85-97},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004463500850097},
isbn={978-989-674-015-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Enterprise Systems and Technology - Volume 1: I-WEST,
TI - Virtual Learning Communities in the University Teaching of Physical Education
SN - 978-989-674-015-3
AU - Molías L.
AU - Cervera M.
AU - Foguet O.
PY - 2009
SP - 85
EP - 97
DO - 10.5220/0004463500850097