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Exploring how iPad and KAiKU Music Glove Technology affect academic performance in elementary school children (2020)


Danso Adu, Andrew (2020). Exploring how iPad and KAiKU Music Glove Technology affect academic performance in elementary school children. In Creech, Andrea; Generale, Mariane (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Society for Music Education 34th World Conference on Music Education. Malvern, Victoria: International Society for Music Education, 120-129. https://www.isme.org/sites/default/files/documents/Proceedings final 2020 ISME WORLD CONFERENCE.pdf


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All authors or editors: Danso Adu, Andrew

Parent publication: Proceedings of the International Society for Music Education 34th World Conference on Music Education

Parent publication editors: Creech, Andrea; Generale, Mariane

Conference:

ISME World Conference on Music Education

Place and date of conference: Online, 3.-7.8.2020

eISBN: 978-1-922303-01-1

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 120-129

Number of pages in the book: 639

Publisher: International Society for Music Education

Place of Publication: Malvern, Victoria

Publication country: Australia

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://www.isme.org/sites/default/files/documents/Proceedings final 2020 ISME WORLD CONFERENCE.pdf

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Abstract

This article explores how an existing technology, the iPad, and a new technology, KAiKU Music Glove, affect academic performance in elementary school children. It does this by recording the results from a pilot study, testing iPad and KAiKU Music Glove technology in the music classroom. The study gathered attitudinal responses and a test of knowledge. The study was conducted in an elementary classroom with two classes. Motivation levels to use the two technologies scored high in both classes, showing nonsignificance when compared with one another. Ease of use response levels scored high in both classes showing non-significance when compared with one another. The iPad registered a 2% margin of improvement in the test of knowledge compared to KAiKU Music Glove. This suggests that the iPad influenced academic performance in elementary school children with greater magnitude than KAiKU Music Glove. KAiKU Music Glove’s promising performance indicate it was achieving the balance in learning and innovation many educational technologies strive for.


Keywords: children (age groups); learning; technics (devices); iPad; music education; music technology; music pedagogy; user experience


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