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Title: Using GarageBand to Motivate Students to Practice 
Author: Char, Lauren
Date: 2009-04-29
Publisher: Department of Educational Technology, Univeristy of Hawaii
Citation: Char, L. (2009, April 14). Using GarageBand to motivate students to practice. PowerPoint presented at the 14th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Abstract: Beginning instrumentalists are often unmotivated to practice. The researcher conducted an action research project to determine if GarageBand, a music recording software, could be used to motivate eighth grade music students to increase the amount and quality of their independent practice sessions. Students completed three 25-minute practice sessions and at random intervals self-recorded if they were on-task. Students then recorded themselves using GarageBand, and their performance was scored against a rubric. The study produced mixed results although student response at the end of the project revealed that a majority of the students had a favorable attitude toward practicing and recording using the software.
Pages/Duration: 10 pages
Rights: Copyright is held by author. Please request permission for use.
Keywords: student motivation, musical practice, action research

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  • ETEC 690, Spring 2009 [14]
    The work in this collection has been completed by the graduating ETEC 690 classes for Spring Semester 2009.


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