Music educators, perceptions, digital audio, streaming
Currently, there is a lack of research on the use of digital audio from the perspective of music educators in higher education. Researchers [for example: James Mason and Jared Wiercinski (2009), Jean E. Ferguson (2004), Richard Griscom (2003), Scott R. Phinney (2005) and Kathryn Sullivan, John J. Stafford, and Cindy Badilla-Melendez (2004)] have, however, studied streaming audio in relation to university students and libraries. Knowing the perceptions of instructors is important, because according to Oblinger & Oblinger (2005), they may not have the same perceptions as the students. Additionally, Moseley (2010) recommended further qualitative studies concerning the perceptions of faculty regarding technology utilization to allow more in-depth information to be discovered on the topic. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to analyze music educators' perceptions and usage of the use of digital audio (e-reserves and streamed databases) in higher education. This research explained how and why these educators utilize (or do not utilize) streaming audio via e-reserves and databases. The research questions used for this study were: (a) How is streaming audio - in the form of e-reserves and subscription-based databases (Naxos and Classical Music Library - being utilized by college/university level educators at the two studied institutions?; (b) What are the perceptions of the participating music department faculty members on the subject of streaming audio?; and (c) What factors, regarding the use of streaming audio, are considered by the participating instructors to be important? Results of this research revealed participant instructors did utilize digital audio recordings, but not all of the instructors utilized streaming audio. The results of this study also revealed possible reasons for the lack of use of available streaming audio resources.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Education; Instructional Technology Track
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Education and Human Performance; Education and Human Performance -- Dissertations, Academic
LoPresti, Kathleen, "From Frances Elliott Clark to Today's Higher Education Music Educators: An Exploration of the Perceptions and Usage of Digital Audio via Electronic Reserves and Digital Databases" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4670.