SPARC Symposium – 5th December 2019

SPARC Symposium – Enrichment through Digital Technologies: Sharpening the Focus on the Regulation of Movement

Date: Thursday 5th December Time: 8.40am – 4pm Venue: Herbert Wing 2, Collegiate Crescent Campus

This symposium provides a platform to address effects of the current proliferation of digital media and technologies in daily lives, which presents a number of opportunities and challenges. In the context of human movement, digital media and technologies can be used to enrich physical activity, sport, and exercise, but such technologies have also been cited as a reason for declining levels of physical activity. This symposium explores how digital media and technologies such as smart phone applications, virtual reality, and ‘exer-games’, can be harnessed to acquire and promote movement skills and physical activity. Practitioners and researchers share their perspectives on use of digital technologies to enhance motor learning and opportunities for physical activity, exploring potential for research and practice.

Who should attend?

The discussions and presentations will benefit sport practitioners, educators, teachers and coaches, academics, managers and administrators, working from recreational  to high performance levels of sports, who explore how digital media and technologies are shaping lives. The symposium will also engage students at advanced undergraduate levels, postgraduate students, researchers, and academics interested in developing their knowledge and understanding on this critical issue.

You can register your place here.

A SPARC Symposium poster can also be accessed here.

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