ERIC Number: ED038039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility of Computer-Assisted Elementary Keyboard Music Instruction. Final Report.
Wichita Public Schools, KS.; System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.
A study was made to determine the feasibility, infeasibility, or deferred feasibility of adapting a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) system to an existing non-automated program for providing keyboard experiences to elementary school children. A systematic task-by-task approach was adopted for the study: learning objectives were assessed, the present keyboard experience program (in Wichita Public Schools) was studied at first hand, an analysis was made of the applicability of existing computer-related technology, preliminary design alternatives were formulated, and designs were subjected to feasibility testing and evaluation. Three computer-based designs were developed, tested, and evaluated: an instructional management system, an advanced CAI system, and an intermediate approach. Significant conclusions which emerged from the study include that a CAI keyboard experiences system is susceptible only in part to the solutions being found for CAI systems in other educational areas, that the interactive CAI keyboard systems is most technologically feasible but is not economically feasible, and that a keyboard experience program involving automated non-computerized methods for individualized instruction is both economically and educationally feasible, and should be implemented. (Author/SP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wichita Public Schools, KS.; System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.