Skip to main content

Resistance Training and Assessment Techniques


For her Miller Mini-Grant project, Dr. Anderson developed an interactive 3D skeleton and 3D muscular skeleton activity for students to learn the major bones and muscles of the body. Within the resource, students assess their knowledge by completing “hot spot” activities where they click on specified bones and muscles. Students are then provided with immediate feedback on the formative assessment. Other topics covered include information on the three planes of movement and the major joints of the body.

This project was developed because every semester, new lab instructors (i.e., teaching assistants) are assigned to KIN 258, making it difficult to provide consistent information and techniques from semester to semester. While there are textbooks available for this course, these resources would cause an additional financial strain on the students and they do not allow for interactive activities, nor do they have formative assessments built-in. Lastly, the movement videos included students of both different genders and races, providing more diversity within the learning environment.

The resource developed with this grant was integrated for two weeks during the semester. Students viewed the content before completing an online quiz and laboratory activities about the information. Students also assessed their knowledge of the planes of movement and joints through a class activity where they presented on a specific joint and movement.

Based on the post-assessment survey, the OER was successful. Over 77% of the students either agreed or strongly agreed that the 3D activities and hotspots assessments enhanced their learning. Eighty-four percent of the students agreed or strongly agreed that the movement videos increased their knowledge, and sixty-nine percent agreed or strongly agreed that the movement videos included a diverse population. Finally, ninety-seven percent would recommend the movement videos for future classes.