Change at distance education, what kind of resistance? what improvements?
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CitationDulsat, C. & Alvarez, I. (2020). Change at distance education, what kind of resistance? what improvements? . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 21 (4) , 160-172 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.803394
The study is aimed at training sports technicians in the Spanish state. Currently, most of them are in transitory period. For research, the Theory of Resistance in Innovation has been considered. This theory proposes a functional dimension and a psychological dimension with five factors: (Use, value of the product and risks involved) and (elements associated with traditional beliefs and those related to the image). The context studied was the courses taken by the Royal Spanish Skating Federation. The methodology followed in this research is empirical-analytical with a non-experimental approach. It will be basically a descriptive investigation. For this, an ad-hoc instrument was constructed with quantitative and qualitative response items. Among the results, it is worth highlighting the significant differences existing in students with experience in distance learning in the variable of acceptance of new technologies. In the qualitative part, it is recognized that the online mode allows to apply the knowledge immediately although there are difficulties during the first weeks. The creation of the figure of a tutor is proposed, which will catalyze the introduction to students’ courses, facilitating the use of the platform before the start of the course.