Tools, guidelines, and strategies for the development of computer-assisted-instruction lessons by non-programming music teachers

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dc.contributor.advisor Karjala, Henry Eugene en_US Richmond, Floyd en_US 2011-06-03T19:30:22Z 2011-06-03T19:30:22Z 1994 en_US 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z62 1994 .R52 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to enable music teachers with limited technological background to develop computer-assisted instruction lessons. Toward this end, (1) "Lesson Writer," a HyperCard-based authoring system for the Apple Macintosh computer, was developed and (2) guidelines and recommendations for the production of effective CAI lessons in music were written. The specific organization of the dissertation is as follows. Chapter One presents an introduction and establishes the need for greater participation by music educators in the creation of CAI lessons in music. It calls for the creation of an authoring program for music teachers. Chapter Two reviews literature related to the study. Chapters Three and Four discuss the characteristics of the student and computer and the impact of these characteristics on CAI development. These chapters include guidelines for the creation of effective CAI music lessons. Chapter Five provides a tutorial on how to use the "Lesson Writer" software to produce a simple lesson on musical texture. The basic concepts of creating screens, adding text, sound, graphics, and interaction are demonstrated. Chapter Six gives an overview of "Lesson Writer." Chapters Seven, Eight, and Nine explain presentation screens (explanation), interactive screens (interrogative), and control screens (organizational) respectively. Chapters Ten, Eleven and Twelve introduce techniques for adding sounds, graphics and multimedia events (CD ROM and video disc) to CAI lessons. Chapter Thirteen shows random and branching operations in the "Lesson Writer." Chapter Fourteen includes a summary, suggestions for future study, and conclusions. In the appendices are (1) a list of lessons created using "LessonWriter," (2) a HyperCard and XCMD bibliography, (3) instructions for installing "Lesson Writer", (4) instructions for writing HyperTalk extensions to the "Lesson Writer," and (5) an annotated bibliography of dissertations written between 1982 and 1993 on the topics of computers and music. This bibliography was compiled by paraphrasing and condensing the abstracts provided by a computer search of Dissertation Abstracts International on the keywords, "computers" and "music." en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent xi, 212 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer-assisted instruction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Music -- Computer-assisted instruction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Music -- Instruction and study. en_US
dc.subject.other HyperCard (Computer file) en_US
dc.title Tools, guidelines, and strategies for the development of computer-assisted-instruction lessons by non-programming music teachers en_US Thesis (D.A.) en_US
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