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Production and Formative Evaluation of a Blended Website-Supported Course on the Rudiments of Music

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Production and Formative Evaluation of a Blended Website-Supported Course on the Rudiments of Music

Fang, Yuan (2011) Production and Formative Evaluation of a Blended Website-Supported Course on the Rudiments of Music. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This is a Thesis-equivalent design production and evaluation of an educational Website. Its purpose is to support the teaching of the Basics of Music in an interactive blended learning mode manner. This document gives an introduction to the immense music teaching activity in China which makes such a project potentially very valuable and the particular opportunity for undertaking it. The Website produced is found on a disk attached with this report.

Relevant literature is reviewed. The specific goals are stated, and then the whole design procedure is presented. The Formative evaluation method involving initial trials by three experts in music teaching one who is working in e-Learning their evaluation was followed by trials with seventy-four students of the e-learning music course and comparison with nine students of the same course content not taking it in e-Learning format. The valuations were generally favourable and helped improve the site. The main improvements suggested but not yet carried out were the addition of more of the interactive music pieces, and the extension of the Website to more advanced topics.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Fang, Yuan
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Educational Technology
Date:13 April 2011
Thesis Supervisor(s):Boyd, Gary and Venkatesh, Vivek
ID Code:7264
Deposited By:YUAN FANG
Deposited On:09 Jun 2011 11:04
Last Modified:09 Jun 2011 11:04
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