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    Expert Doug Casa Speaks About Preventing Sudden Death

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Aug 26, 2019 12:09:33 PM

    The safety of athletes and the prevention of sudden death to due to heatstroke are growing concerns in sports and physical activity. Each year we see many young athletes succumb to heat stroke. Real Sports recently caught up with one of the world’s leading experts on heat stroke, Dr. Doug Casa. The message that Casa would like to convey to coaches and anyone who is charged with overseeing young people and athletics is that it is preventable emphasizing the importance of using ice tubs to save the lives of athletes suffering from heat stroke.

    All the evidence suggests that if an athlete can go in one of those ice tubs within 10 minutes, they’re going to survive the heat stroke. “ Dr. Doug Casa, author, Professor of Kinesiology at University of Connecticut and CEO of the Kory Stringer Institute.


    To learn more about preventing common causes of sudden death in sport, check out the text, Preventing Sudden Death in Sport & Physical Activity and the corresponding interactive online course. These resources examine the etiology, prevention, recognition, treatment, and return-to-play protocol of the common causes of sudden death in sport. Chapters are written by content area experts, offering a blend of clinical, scientific, and research expertise regarding each medical condition that is discussed.

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    Topics: kory stringer institute, Doug casa, Preventing sudden death, Real Sports

    University of Illinois Uses Navigate and Blackboard Learn to Enhance Student Learning

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Jul 1, 2019 10:26:10 PM

    University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Applied Health Sciences brings state-of-the-art learning to today’s students with Jones & Bartlett Learning and Blackboard

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    Topics: Blackboard, Navigate 2, Online Learning, online learning solutions

    SHAPE America Partnership Announcement

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Mar 19, 2019 10:30:43 AM

    We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. This multi-year publishing partnership will enhance the goal of providing advanced professional practice and promote research related to health education, physical education, physical activity, dance education, coaching and sport.

    SHAPE America is a national nonprofit organization that represents 200,000+ health and physical education professionals and provides the leadership, professional development and advocacy that support health and physical educators at every level.

     

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    American Public University System is Transforming Online Adult Education with New Adaptive e-learning Platform

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Mar 6, 2019 10:01:56 AM

    Just-in-Time Learning

    American Public University System (APUS) is one of the largest providers of online higher education worldwide since being founded in 1991. Under the direction of Dr. Karen Srba, VP Academic & Instructional Technology, the school has taken a student-first technology approach to how they retain their students and make them successful in their education journey. Srba and her team have adopted a rigorous adaptive technology platform featuring machine learning to create a student-centered experience.

    The platform allows APUS to scaffold the student and their learning. This means that the learning is very personalized, using the evaluation of a student’s performance to assess their strengths and weaknesses. The platform offers students just-in-time learning by triggering them to learn or recall a skill or piece of knowledge to complete the lesson.  

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