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Title:Development and Trial of a Computer-Based Interactive Videodisc Program in a Course in Fundamentals of Conducting
Author(s):Fry, Raymond Jay
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Leonhard, Charles
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ed.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Music
Education, Music
Education, Technology of
Abstract:The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of Computer Based Interactive Videodisc instruction when used as a supplement to class instruction in beginning conducting. The study was developed advisably as a field study. Limitations in the setting for the study precluded an experimental design.
The procedure involved: ascertaining the instructional objectives of Conducting I offered at VanderCook College of Music; determining which objectives were amenable to a CBIV treatment; selecting learning experiences pertinent to the attainment of those objectives; developing a CBIV program to involve students in those experiences; and, evaluating the results of the program.
Using a Planned Evaluation and Review Technique chart, the investigator identified eight steps in the research process; (1) Analysis, (2) Design, (3) Development, (4) Production, (5) Post-Production, (6) Mastering, (7) Implementation and (8) Evaluation.
All segments were videotaped, edited and transferred to videodisc. The computer was programmed for presentation.
Students registering for the Conducting I class were randomly assigned to one of two sections of the course without regard for their background or experience.
At the beginning of the tenth week of instruction students in Section A were given access to musical scores and the CBIV program. Students in Section B were given the scores and an audio taperecording of the same musical selections.
The post-test only research design incorporated one musical example requiring each type of gesture specified in the objectives of the Conducting I class. The areas evaluated were baton technique, cuing, and musical communication and interpretation. Three experienced conductors evaluated the conducting skill of the students. A questionnaire was administered to Section A after the post-test. Students in Section A appear to have been more successful in achieving the instructional objectives of Conducting I than students in Section B. Student responses to the CBIV materials were highly positive.
The results of this study indicate that the Computer Based Interactive Videodisc is a valuable tool in instruction. Further research regarding the effect of CBIV supplementary materials on the development of movement skills should have a strict experimental design.
Issue Date:1992
Type:Text
Description:211 p.
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/72436
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI9305527
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-17
Date Deposited:1992


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