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Title:Computer-Assisted Music Instruction Utilizing Compatible Audio Hardware in Computer-Assisted Aural Drill
Author(s):Watanabe, Nan Teiko
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Music
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to investigate the application of computer-assisted music instruction utilizing compatible audio hardware. The study focused on appraising the extent to which computer-assisted drill in instrument identification affects the accuracy with which students identify aural stimuli. This study contributes to the body of literature that demonstrates the feasibility of the computer-assisted application of computer-assisted aural drill in music instruction.
Resources of the Modern Foreign Language Laboratory and the Music Theory Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the PLATO instructional computer system were utilized.
The capabilities of the available audio hardware and compatible computer software that supported interfacing the audio hardware to a computer system were assessed to determine the appropriateness of hardware for the implementation of the study. Appropriate aural stimuli were selected from materials currently utilized in the instruction of instrument identification. A PLATO IV program, drill and practice in nature with corrective feedback, was written to present computer-controlled random-access audio and to store and manipulate data collected on students. The program was administered to an experimental group comprised of 13 subjects with a matched-pair sample of 13 in a control group at the University of Illinois during February, 1981.
The results of the investigation indicated that such an application of computer-assisted instruction was feasible. It was concluded, however, that there was no significant difference between the group exposed to the computer-assisted aural drill programs and the group receiving traditional instruction in instrument identification.
Issue Date:1981
Description:191 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8203628
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1981

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