Publication Date

2014-05-07

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2014-05-07

Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)

Department

Music Education and Music Therapy (Music)

Date of Defense

2014-05-05

First Committee Member

Stephen Zdzinski

Second Committee Member

Carlos Abril

Third Committee Member

Brian Powell

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine how technology use of Delaware music teachers was affected by accessibility, previous technology background/experience, gender, grade level, and teaching specialty area. Professional development and perceived needs for training and access were examined to determine effects on use and integration. K-12 music teachers (N=53) in the state of Delaware completed an online measure to assess these factors. Results suggest a) technology access is not an indicator of technology use, b) access to recording equipment could be an indicator of overall technology use, c) teachers received training on use and operation of certain technologies, while application and implementation were often not included and desired, and d) previous training and experience is a strong predictor of technology use.

Keywords

music technology; integration; accessibly; use; professional development; technology training

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