Technology Enhanced, Interactive Remote Training and Teaching for Handball Coaches
Effective and accessible coach education and development is a key part of sustainable sport development. Recent world events and inequitable resource division has led to an increase in the importance and prevalence of remote learning. This study examines three methods of low-cost, simple technological enhanced learning (TEL) in handball coach education and development: Video On Demand (VOD), Interactive Video Learning (IVL) and Direct Remote Learning (DRL). Each intervention was examined under several relevant categories: accessibility, comprehensiveness, effectiveness and empowerment and compared against the others. All three methods were found to be applicable methods of remote coach learning with positive outcomes in learning and application. VOD was very accessible and thought by participants to allow learning from varied sources. Interactive methods (IVL and DRL) were preferred in most cases, however, as they promoted inter- and intra-personal relational interactions and contextual informal as well as formal learning.