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Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
Music Education and Music Therapy (Music)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Stephen F. Zdzinski
Second Committee Member
Edward P. Asmus
Third Committee Member
Don D. Coffman
Fourth Committee Member
Fifth Committee Member
Even today, e-learning in Malaysia is used for facilitating teaching, not for students’ learning in public school subjects, including music. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of e-learning in learning music theory and music appreciation courses in the Malaysian secondary school curriculum. Differences between learning methods (e-learning and conventional classroom teaching) and music achievement were investigated. Also investigated were relationships among research learning methods, gender, music achievement, students’ attitude to learn music, technological attitude, and students’ technological backgrounds. Two multiple regression analyses were conducted to determine potential predictors of music achievement and attitude to learn music. Pre/Post-tests and attitudinal questionnaires were administered to two hundred and seventy-one Form One (Grade 7) students during the seven-week treatment period. There was a significant difference between music achievement and learning methods. The results also showed that there were strong relationship between students’ music achievement and learning methods, and a moderate relationship between students’ technological attitude and students’ attitude to learn music. Learning methods predicted students’ music achievement, and students’ technological attitude predicted students’ attitude to learn music.
e-learning in music education; computer in music education; effectiveness of e-learning; e-learning in Malaysian music education; ICT in music education; ICT in Malaysian education
Md Noor, Ahmad Rithaudin, "The Effectiveness of Electronic (e-Learning) on Music Theory and Music Appreciation Achievement of Form 1 (Grade 7) Malaysian Secondary School Students" (2014). Open Access Dissertations. 1284.