The effects of the use of blogs on the learning process of sea sports in the framework of higher education
Keywords:Blogs, Learning, Sea sports, Higher education
There is ever-greater interest in the use of web technologies such as blogs in higher education. This study was designed to identify the perceptions held by students regarding the process of learning and interacting with their co-students through using blogs as part of their higher education experience. Twenty, 5th-year students, 12 male and 8 female, studying for the Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport degree took part in the study. Each subject was interviewed by two interviewers and recorded on audio using a conventional tape-recorder. A descriptive analysis was carried beforehand, the statistics used for this consisted of frequency analysis distribution. After grouping by categories, the answers were analysed and classified by factors. Eighty-five percent of the subjects stated that the creation of the blogs had helped them in their learning process. Seventy percent believed that e-learning facilitates learning. Ninety percent stated that the blog helped them to acquire more knowledge, and 100% agreed that their relationships with their co-students had increased considerably. These results could underline the positive value of using blogs within teaching processes for university students studying sports sciences.
Blázquez, D., Calvo, J. E-Learning experience of the "virtual campus of sport". International Journal of Computer Science in Sport. 2002; 2(1):31-33.
Bünger, F., Busch, S., Gasser, I., Günzel, S., Hebbel-Seeger, A., Mohr, M. "Sail:lab" - A novel package for sailing simulation, scientific visualization and e-learning. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport. 2007; 6(1):47-54.
Chaín-Navarro, C., Martinez-Solis, L., Sánchez-Baena, J.J. Motivar desde la innovación en la enseñanza universitaria: El blog Qalidad. Revista de Educación a Distancia. 2008; 21:1-17.
De Mestre, N. The mathematics and physics of body surfing. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport. 2004; 3(1):43-55.
Gasser, I., Günzel, S., Hebbel-Seeger, A. Sail:lab. Development and use of an e-learning application in mathematics and sport sciences. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport. 2006; 5(2):60-63.
Gewerc Barujel, A. El uso de weblogs en la docencia universitaria. Revista Latinoamericana de Tecnología Educativa. 2005; 4(1):9-23.
Hughes, M.T., Hughes, M. The evolution of computerized notational analysis through the example of squash. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport. 2005; 4(1):5-20.
Kerawalla, L., Minocha, S., Kirkup, G., & Conole, G. An empirically grounded framework to guide blogging in higher education. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 2009; 25:31-42. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2729.2008.00286.x
Marzal, M.A., Butera, M.J. Los blogs en el nuevo modelo educativo universitario: posibilidades e iniciativas. Textos universitaris de biblioteconomía i documentació. 2007; 19.
Roznawski, N., Wiemeyer, J. Interactivity and interactions in e-learning-implementation within a blended-learning scenario. International Journal of Computer Science in Sport. 2008; 7(2):52-58.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2010 Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Each author warrants that his or her submission to the Work is original and that he or she has full power to enter into this agreement. Neither this Work nor a similar work has been published elsewhere in any language nor shall be submitted for publication elsewhere while under consideration by JHSE. Each author also accepts that the JHSE will not be held legally responsible for any claims of compensation.
Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Please include at the end of the acknowledgements a declaration that the experiments comply with the current laws of the country in which they were performed. The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the abovementioned requirements. The author(s) will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfill the above-mentioned requirements.
This title is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).
You are free to share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms under the following terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.
Transfer of Copyright
In consideration of JHSE’s publication of the Work, the authors hereby transfer, assign, and otherwise convey all copyright ownership worldwide, in all languages, and in all forms of media now or hereafter known, including electronic media such as CD-ROM, Internet, and Intranet, to JHSE. If JHSE should decide for any reason not to publish an author’s submission to the Work, JHSE shall give prompt notice of its decision to the corresponding author, this agreement shall terminate, and neither the author nor JHSE shall be under any further liability or obligation.
Each author certifies that he or she has no commercial associations (e.g., consultancies, stock ownership, equity interest, patent/licensing arrangements, etc.) that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article, except as disclosed on a separate attachment. All funding sources supporting the Work and all institutional or corporate affiliations of the authors are acknowledged in a footnote in the Work.
Each author certifies that his or her institution has approved the protocol for any investigation involving humans or animals and that all experimentation was conducted in conformity with ethical and humane principles of research.
Biomedical journals typically require authors and reviewers to declare if they have any competing interests with regard to their research.
JHSE require authors to agree to Copyright Notice as part of the submission process.