Reflection And Experiential Learning For Higher Education Student Athletes

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Research Study: Creating additional meaning from physical data activities to promote reflection and experiential learning for higher education student-athletes.

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The influence of physical activity data devices data on student-athletes through the use of focus groups, expert interviews, higher education student interviews, and observations. For a student athlete population enrolled in a four-year undergraduate degree program.

The qualitative design-based research study is set to explore ethnographic research of student-athletes to determine their abilities/impact of reflection on physical activity device data on performance in academic and athletic pursuits. The design based research intervention incorporates quasi-experimental elements in grouping student-athlete participants, and pre- and post- testing to identify existing tendencies amongst participants. Usability testing data is also gathered to help inform its design, identify, and develop the characteristics of the physical activity device, which would most appropriately contribute to overall utilization and improvement of learning and activities.

The intervention is designed for an entire semester which encompasses participant academic and athletic pursuits. Students-athlete participants participated in intramural activities or campus athletic clubs while enrolled full time in an undergraduate program. Student-athlete participants uploaded/logged activity data to a cloud based data log from…

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