Teaching Online Physical Education: The Art of Connection in the Digital Classroom

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Physical Education School and Public Health

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COVID-19 has changed the face of education. Even before the pandemic, the increasing prevalence of online programs and institutions in higher education has challenged the perception of the traditional model. Before the mandatory shift to virtual rather than face-to-face instruction, many argued online programs were inadequate compared to their “brick and mortar” counterparts. The current pandemic has forced not only K–12 schools but also those in higher education to take another look at how to deliver quality and equitable education. This article is going to outline and explain seven key online best practice teaching strategies for novice and/or veteran instructors.


This article was originally published in Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.

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