The Challenges of Blending a Face-to-Face Laboratory Experience with a Televised Distance Education Course

June LeDrew, Bonnie Cummings-Vickaryous


This article describes the practical challenges faced by instructors who must blend a face- to-face laboratory experience into a distance education course. This issue is discussed in the context of an ongoing kinesiology and health course that includes a mandatory physical activity laboratory experience. The challenges that have arisen around this mandatory laboratory experience over the six-year period that this course has been televised are identified and discussed.

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