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KIN 119: Effective Teaching Strategies in Wellness and Fitness

 Thank you for your interest in KIN 119 / HED 119: Effective Teaching Strategies in Wellness and Fitness! 


This class meets in Moodle. Access the class web site via the MyCOM Portal. Please select the Distance Education/Moodle Tab. Then, click on the link to Moodle at the top right of your screen.


Please read the syllabus, getting started document and Moodle FAQ and email me if you have any questions. I will be posting announcements every week on Monday mornings. Our class week will run from Monday morning until Sunday night. All assignments will be due by 11:55pm Sunday nights of the week it is due. No campus visits are required. The course, however, is not a self-paced course but an online community of learners working through the course together. Class participation entails communicating with each other via the postings in the discussion forums and this is an integral part of the success of this class.


You should expect to spend 3-6 hours a week on this class. If this were a traditional class you would have to meet for a 3-hour lecture each week and then spend another 3 hours reading, studying, writing papers etc. Please plan on spending an equal amount of time on this class. The good news is you can do the work whenever you want, within the course weekly deadlines.


All enrolled students are required to login to the class Moodle website between 6 pm Monday, January 13 and 6 pm Tuesday, January 14, 2014 to hold their spot in the class. If a registered student does not login to the class site during this 24-hour period, his or her spot may be given to a student on the waitlist. If you are on the waitlist or attempting to add the course, email the instructor, Dr. Cheryl Rogow, as soon as possible to indicate your desire to take the course and to receive course start up information. Please include your name, the section number of the class you wish to add, and your COM Student ID (if you have one) in your email.


Schempp, P. G. (2003) Teaching sport and physical activity - Insights on the road to excellence. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. ISBN 0736033874


Students may purchase their books online by visiting COM's online bookstore, or students may buy the books at the COM campus. Please purchase the editions listed, since content and pagination in old editions of texts do not match with course assignments. This is not a course where you can get by without reading the assigned texts because the quizzes and assignments are based on specific text passages.


See you in Moodle!


Take care-

Dr. Rogow