The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

The Effect of Distance Learning Model on Beginners’ Level Violin Instruction

Soner OKAN

In this study, it was aimed to determine the effect of distance education model on beginners’ level violin instruction. To this aim, as the appropriate experimental research model, pre-test-posttest with control group, was used. The study group of consisted of students from State Conservatory of Dicle University (n = 12). Violin classes were given using face-to-face teaching method with control group for 8 weeks; and distance learning method with experimental group for 8 weeks. "Student Academic Achievement Evaluation Form" was used as the tool to collect data for the research. Percentage, mean and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistical methods in evaluating the data. Man Whitney-U test was used to compare quantitative longitudinal data between two independent groups. The Wilcoxon test was used to compare intra-group changes/differences. The findings were evaluated at 95% confidence interval and at 5% significance level. As a result of the research, there was a significant difference between the pretest-posttest scores of the beginner group. This difference is seen to be in favor of the posttest. There was a significant difference between the pretest-posttest scores of the control group in favor of posttest. However, there was no significant difference between pretest scores and posttest scores of baseline experimental and control groups. This result showed no significant difference between the traditional face to face instruction and distance instruction in terms of the basic skills acquired by the students.

KEYWORDS: Distance education, distance education model, violin instruction.

DOI : 10.17718/tojde.522366