Teaching physical fitness and exercise using a computer-assisted instruction: a school-based public health intervention

Garcia, Manuel B., Yousef, Ahmed Mohamed Fahmy, Almeida, Rui Pedro Pereira de, Arif, Yunifa Miftachul, Happonen, Ari and Barber, Wendy (2023) Teaching physical fitness and exercise using a computer-assisted instruction: a school-based public health intervention. In: Handbook of Research on Instructional Technologies in Health Education and Allied Disciplines. IGI Global, pp. 177-195. ISBN 9781668471647 UNSPECIFIED : UNSPECIFIED.

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Empirical evidence has demonstrated the benefits of physical activity in preventing chronic diseases and premature death. Unfortunately, there is a global trend of insufficient physical activity, which was aggravated by the recent global pandemic. Although physical education is often used to promote physical activity, the transition to online education made it difficult to teach fitness and exercise from a distance due to several limiting factors. This chapter aims to respond to these challenges by implementing a school-based public health intervention using a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) tool called VD-CAI. Through an experimental approach, it was found that VD-CAI as an instructional technology shows a performance advantage compared to other pedagogies. Specifically, students who used VD-CAI in their physical education courses received higher scores and exhibited a more positive attitude. This chapter contributes to the growing scientific evidence of the effectiveness of school-based health education programs as well as the expanding literature on CAI and physical education.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: public health; physical fitness; physical activity; computer-assisted instruction; exercise; public health intervention; experimental research
Subjects: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Divisions: Faculty of Technology > Department of Informatics Engineering
Depositing User: Yunifa Miftachul Arif
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2023 07:53


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