Maria Giannousi is a teacher of informatics in secondary education and works as a Research Fellow in the Department of Physical Education and Sport at Democritus University of Thrace. Her research interests are in blended learning and the use of information technology in education. Previously, she has published several papers on student motivation, satisfaction, achievement, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills in tertiary education.
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- The Effect of Nintendo Wii and Gender to Physical Education Students’ Balance Performance
The aim of this study was to explore whether there is a gender difference in the beneficial effects of Nintendo Wii Fit Plus, which is a series of sports video games used to support Physical Education students’ balance performance. Participants were twenty-six (n=26) undergraduate students, between the ages from 20-22 years old. Thirteen (50%) of the participants were male and thirteen were female (50%). The balance ability assessment was performed with the Biodex stability system. Participants voluntarily completed 24-minute Wii Fit plus sports video games 2 times per week for a total of 8 weeks.