PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) Effectiveness Towards Music Learning Results
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Arts and Arts Education (ICAAE 2019)
Music learning activities cannot be separated from theoretical learning processes and outcomes. In order to support and improve learning processes, interesting learning media are needed. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness and the role of the PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) in supporting music learning. This is Research and Development (R&D) with the Borg and Gall model employing 10 steps namely (1) Potential and Problem Identification; (2) Data collection; (3) Product
... ction; (3) Product Design; (4) Product Manufacture; (5) Validation I; (6) Revision I; (7) Validation II; (8) Revision II; (9) Test of Usage (Pretest and Posttest); and (10) Distribution. This study used a Sequential Exploratory model. The sample was selected by means of Purposive technique because the number of population and sample are the same (27 students). Retrieval of data was conducted by using the questionnaire technique (multiple choices questions). In the pretest, the average score was 58.7 while 71.2 average score was obtained in the posttest. Data was calculated using Wilcoxon Analysis. The final result of the Wilcoxon test (Asymp Sig 2 Tailed) is 0.00 then with the provisions of Asymp Sig <0.05, the hypothesis is accepted. This result suggests that PDA demonstrates high effectiveness in supporting and improving theoretical music learning activities and outcomes.