A 2014 report from the U.S. Department of Education noted that “postsecondary enrollment in distance education courses, particularly those offered online, has rapidly increased in recent years.”

So how are colleges and universities adapting to the increasingly digital world?

Getting physical with online education

University of Georgia (UGA) has brought many lecture-based courses online, but lab-based physical sciences and physical education posed a challenge to the distance-learning environment.

Here at UGA, every student is required take a physical education course to graduate; this presents a problem for students participating in distance learning, pursuing internships, or studying abroad.

In 2013, UGA Kinesiology Professor Ilse Mason developed...

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About the Author:

James Castle is Lead Instructional Designer at the University of Georgia Office of Online Learning.






Chuma Atunzu is a University of Georgia student, Class of 2018.