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Exploring the Influence of a Physical Education Listserv on K-12 Physical Educators
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, Brigham Young University, United States ; , The Pennsylvania State University, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 10, Number 3, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

USPE-L (recently renamed NASPE-L) is an e-mail listserv that provides a forum for physical educators to discuss their teaching and programs—and offer collegial support that may not be immediately available in a local community. This study used two sources of data collection including an e-mail survey (N=113) and follow-up phone interviews (N=10) to explore the influence of participation on the USPE-L listserv on the self-described teaching practices of K-12 physical education teachers. Benefits and limiting factors of participating on the listserv were analyzed. Findings indicated that participation on the listserv was reported to be a valued resource leading subscribers to new teaching activities, curricular materials, and reduced feelings of isolation. Findings also indicated a need for listserv etiquette as teachers new to this electronic forum reported a reluctance to share ideas when their postings appeared to be harshly criticized or questioned.

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Pennington, T. & Graham, G. (2002). Exploring the Influence of a Physical Education Listserv on K-12 Physical Educators. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 10(3), 383-405. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved August 8, 2020 from .

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