Operate and maintain a fitness centre
An online learning resource from the Facilities Management Toolbox. Covers competencies from SRXFAC002B Maintain sport and recreational facilities and SRXFAC003B Implement facility maintenance programs.
Sackler Center First Awards
In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the first center within an art museum to be devoted to the exhibition and study of feminist art, the Museum is honoring fifteen extraordinary women who are first in their fields. Presented by Elizabeth A. Sackler and Gloria Steinem Hosted by Soledad O'Brien and Laura Flanders Award designed by Judy Chicago HONORING Marin Alsop Connie Chung Johnnetta B. Cole Wilhelmina Cole Holladay Sandy Lerner Lu
Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots?
The media play a huge part in sport; we find out whatâ€™s happening, how our team is doing and it creates great sporting moments and sports celebrities and stars. This unit looks at the role played by the media in sport and how this has changed with the d
Funding elite sport
Training and preparing to compete as an elite athlete can take significant financial support. Where does the money to support such athletes in the UK come from? This unit will examine the question of funding in UK elite sport.
How To Play Football: Ready Position
How to Play with the Correct Ready Position in Foo - Learn how to start any play with the correct ready position for Football to any other sport.
Ancient Olympic Boxing - An Introduction
A slickly-produced video about ancient Greek boxing, but no demonstrations--just (fancy) text on screen. Boxing was first accepted as an Olympic sport in 688 BC, being called Pygme or Pygmachia. Participants trained on punching bags (called a korykos). Fighters wore leather straps (called himantes) over their hands, wrists, and sometimes breast, to protect them from injury. The straps left their fingers free. Legend had it that the Spartans were the first to box as a way to prepare for sword and
3 Facts - Ancient Olympic Boxing
Boxing was first accepted as an Olympic sport in 688 BC, being called Pygme or Pygmachia. Participants trained on punching bags (called a korykos). Fighters wore leather straps (called himantes) over their hands, wrists, and sometimes breast, to protect them from injury. The straps left their fingers free. Legend had it that the Spartans were the first to box as a way to prepare for sword and shield fighting. According to Philostratos, the good boxer should have long and powerful arms, strong sh
Olympics, Ancient - Honors for the Athletes
So highly regarded were winning athletes, in the ancient Olympic games, that their names were used in the Greek calendar. People referenced events by the year that a particular champion prevailed in his sport.
What other honors were bestowed upon winning athletes in the ancient games? Take a look at the very beginning of this clip from Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece.
Rugby in Detail
Folklore has it that William Webb Ellis invented rugby around 1823 while he was a student at the Rugby School in England. The claim is disputed, but there are no primary sources to prove who actually invented the sport and when that happened.This video animation provides more detailed information on the game and how it is played. (4:30)
10 - Mixed strategies in baseball, dating and paying your taxes
We develop three different interpretations of mixed strategies in various contexts: sport, anti-terrorism strategy, dating, paying taxes and auditing taxpayers. One interpretation is that people literally randomize over their choices. Another is that your mixed strategy represents my belief about what you might do. A third is that the mixed strategy represents the proportions of people playing each pure strategy. Then we discuss some implications of the mixed equilibrium in games; in particular,
Question and Answer session with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama has travelled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents. He has met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations. He has held dialogues with the heads of different religions and many well-known scientists. In his first visit to the University of Otago, His Holiness answers nominated questions presented by the University’s students and staff. 11 June 2013
Fashion v Sport - Peter York
Cultural commentator and author Peter York discusses the recent exhibition about 'Fashion vs Sport' at the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry.
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment point of load
Interactive simulation demonstrating the bending moment at point of load
SRXOHS001A: Follow defined occupational health and saftey policy and procedures: Trainers guide
Trainers guide. This resource introduces occupational health and safety policy and procedures in the context of a simulated recreational activity organisation. It supports the unit of competency SRXOHS001A: Follow defined Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures. The unit is part of the National Community Recreation, Fitness, Outdoor Recreation and Sport Industry Training Package.
Research methods: Module mapping
This file is part of "Research methods" deposit. It needs to be used in conjunction with the Mapping Tool, developed as part of the social sciences subject strand OER project (see http://www.c-sap.bham.ac.uk/subject_areas/elearning/oer/default.htm). The Mapping Tool allows the users to trace the pedagogic "journey" of the module and aids them in the process of repurposing the teaching material. The "Research methods" module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but kno
Pre-service student teachers reflect on lessons learnt
Student teachers reflect on their placements for professional practice.
Nick Mount on Sylvia Plath's Ariel
As part of the Literature for Our Time series, University of Toronto English Professor Nick Mount examines Ariel, Sylvia Plath's posthumously published collection of poems
International Order and Violent Extremism: Lessons from Sri Lanka
Professor Sir Adam Roberts (President, British Academy and Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Oxford) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW Seminar Series on 23 Oct 2012.
Sport and Gender 1
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This learning object introduces the idea that both sport and gender need to be viewed critically as concepts that have emerged in particular social and cultural situations. Examples of females athletes are used to illustrate the point that the history of sport needs to consider the role of women as well as men. The object concludes by listing the six genders. References and Further Reading Holt, P. (1989) The History of Sport Oxford: Oxfo