Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Educational Technology

Department

Reading, Foundations and Technology

Committee Chair

Ching-Wen Chang

Keywords

instrumental music, music technology, technology applications, interactive technology, multimedia, junior high school music

Subject Categories

Instructional Media Design

Abstract

Technology in education is growing in importance. The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of middle school students on their perception of technology in an instrumental music classroom. The study compiled results based on three areas of technology: music applications and programs, interactive devices, and multimedia. Each area of technology was studied to determine the perceived effectiveness of learning musical notation, rhythm reading, and general learning of how to play an instrument based upon factors such as reaction, attitude, engagement, participation, and understanding of each topic. Information was collected through a survey that took place after an eight-week period of basic music learning. The results showed that students had a generally positive perception of using technology in an instrumental music classroom and that the most favorable type of technology was interactive technology. This type of technology was perceived to help the participants most with learning musical notation and rhythms.

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© Jena Marie Ingram

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