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UK kinesiology professor writes own textbook to help students; encourages physical activity for all

By Amanda Nelson University of Kentucky Students majoring in kinesiology-exercise science at the University of Kentucky often begin their program with a course that provides a brief history of physical activity and an introduction to modern issues in sport. In the years Jill Day has been teaching it, she has never found a textbook spanning the variety of topics she covers, so she has written her own. “I...

Before ‘Zoom’ became a noun, UK grad Wilma Klein was Kentucky’s distance learning pioneer

By Amanda Nelson University of Kentucky While video conferencing apps like Zoom and Google Meet are the talk of 2020, Kentucky students have been using technology to learn at home for 63 years. Wilma Howard Klein is the “grandmother” of distance education. The University of Kentucky College of Education alumna conducted the first instructional television program in the Commonwealth in 1957. Her...

UK student develops program to to help encourage communication between police, autism community

By Amanda Nelson and Beth Goins Special to KyForward A University of Kentucky student is teaming with local police to provide education about interacting with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Abbey Love is an educational psychology doctoral student in the UK College of Education. With a research focus on teaching and ASD, Love is involved with Central Kentucky autism groups such as...