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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 3, No. 1 (2007) open journal systems 


The use of digital materials for instruction in sport topics at the University of West Hungary

Gyorgy Katona, University of West Hungary


Abstract
his article describes research and development work, in the course of which a digital multimedia course book was produced, and its effectiveness examined in regards to teaching sport subjects at the Faculty of Pedagogy in the University of West Hungary. The purpose of this study was to examine whether applying ICT in teaching Physical Education (PE) increases pedagogical effectiveness. The special e-book on sports was made in CD-ROM format, because of the low rate among our correspondence students who have access to the Internet. The CD-ROM contains theoretical and practical general material used in the course of teaching PE, demonstrates specialized vocabulary through videos and charts and provides the possibility for testing and self-testing. The CD-ROM also contains an audio version of the material for the benefit of sight-impaired students. The experimental group consisted of 133 correspondent students from Sopron who used the digital course book and then were given written examinations on three topics in PE, while a control group of 99 correspondent students from Papa studied with a traditional textbook, and then wrote examinations on the same topics as the experimental group. The results indicated that using ICT increases the effective factor in teaching PE.


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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556