Exploring the Effectiveness of Learning American Football through Playing the Video Game “Madden NFL”

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Richard W.Riley College of Education


Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance


This study measured the effectiveness of a blended, flipped instructional approach in an undergraduate education course. Blended learning combines online and face-to-face instruction. Students learned course content online and face-to-face time was used to supplement the course material. This approach was adopted to increase student preparation for and participation in class, to promote higher-order thinking and active engagement in the course material, and to enhance overall class performance. An additional goal was to model effective use of educational technology. Action research was conducted across eight semesters to examine these learning objectives and to make instructional modifications.