Physical Education and Sports, Digital Divide and Digital Inequality in the Distance Education Process

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Alp A. F.

in: SPOR BİLİMLERİNDE GÜNCEL KONULAR VE ARAŞTIRMALAR-4, Karagün Elif,Yılmaz Ozan, Editor, Çizgi Kitabevi, Konya, pp.26-42, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: Çizgi Kitabevi
  • City: Konya
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-42
  • Editors: Karagün Elif,Yılmaz Ozan, Editor
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Education is one of the areas that are most rapidly affected by technological and social developments and have the obligation to keep up with this. Since it is one of the basic tools for social development and welfare, education professionals follow these developments and try to use them in favor of creating benefits. Although digitalization in education started long ago, it has made its striking rise with the Covid-19 outbreak. With this process, it has strengthened its place by bringing it to a different and inevitable position. Technological tools or methods used as an aid in education before the transition to distance education have now become permanent and untouchable tools. While the fate of the applied courses was unclear at the beginning of the epidemic process, it was ensured that these lessons were integrated and continued with technological opportunities. Although the measures taken and the opportunities used for the continuation of education are put into practice by considering the maximum benefit, it is thought that it also brings about inequality of opportunity. From the socioeconomic levels of the students to their existing technological devices, from the digital counseling skills of the families to the teachers 'lesson applications involving physical activity, many varieties can affect the students' ability to move and learn. Inequality of opportunity arises when technical problems such as internet infrastructure and network access in their geographic location are added. Due to the fact that this is experienced in the digital environment, it can be stated as digital inequality. As a matter of fact, this situation will be tried to be revealed on physical education and sports education.