Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(9), pp. 1921 - 1927
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060910
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Lessons Learned from a Distance Course: "More Use Could Have Been Made of It"

Isabel Álvarez Cánovas 1, Carles Dulsat Ortiz 2,*
1 Faculty of Education Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
2 Department of Pedagogy and Didactics, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of A Coruña, Spain


This paper describes the on-line courses for sport technicians. It approaches them to show the virtues of this formative modality. In the Educational Spanish System, the sportive technician training is part of special teaching, and many of specialties are in transitional period. The final of this period concludes in the official recognition of the titles. It is, therefore, that it compares to post-compulsory studies, baccalaureate and vocational training, to check the evolution that has occurred in recent years. For this study, we have a data producing sample near to 100 students. They answered an ad-hoc questionnaire with two parts: one with quantitative data and the other with qualitative data. The main conclusions reached by the study are: the students have a very high degree of acceptance of the new technologies and a good opinion of the use of Moodle platform. These results are independents of the experience of distance learning. The majority of negative attitudes towards this course come from those students without experience in distance training. The problems are in the use that the teachers make of the platform because it hinders the flexibility of the course.

Distance Learning, Sport Training, Transitional Period

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Isabel Álvarez Cánovas , Carles Dulsat Ortiz . "Lessons Learned from a Distance Course: "More Use Could Have Been Made of It"." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.9 (2018) 1921 - 1927. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060910.