Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

In Their Hands: Extra-curricular Use of Technology by High School Music Students
by Hsu, Emile, M.M., The William Paterson University of New Jersey, 2018, 64; 10841427
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to explore the technology high school music students are using to improve musicianship. For this study, research was done to determine how students are using the available devices and the most popular applications, programs, and websites available and used by high school band students. A survey was issued to instrumental music students in two high schools asking questions pertaining to the topic. Then, data was compiled into lists consisting of the devices, uses, and applications that were the most favored. The results showed that a majority of students occasionally used technology to either self-evaluate while practicing or find music on their own. In addition, students favored using smart devices while practicing, and they chose applications based on accessibility or familiarity. The findings from this study were similar to a few sources in the related literature, which determine that students are familiar with the technology in similar ways several educators are. For those reading this thesis, the information will provide them with better awareness of the technology their pupils use for music learning.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Falk-Romaine, Diane
Commitee: Newman, Timothy
School: The William Paterson University of New Jersey
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Music education, Teacher education, Educational technology
Keywords: Application, Device, Education, Music, School, Technology
Publication Number: 10841427
ISBN: 978-0-438-20600-7
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