THE EFFECT OF MOBILE DISTANCE EDUCATION METHOD USED IN EXTRACURRICULAR EAR TRAINING ON STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS
The Mobile Distance Education method adds a great flexibility to the education-teaching process by almost completely destroying the boundaries of time and place. Thus, the method allows the student-teacher interaction to continue in and out of school. The aim of the research is to determine the usability of this effective method in Ear Training extracurricular study processes of students at Music Education Undergraduate Program and the effect of the method on the achievement scores of the students. In the study, in which the experimental method was used, the post-test achievement scores of the experimental group who did their extracurricular Ear Training studies with the Mobile Distance Education Method and the control group students who did their extracurricular Ear Training studies with the traditional method were compared. As a result of the research, it was determined that there was no significant difference between post-test success levels of the experimental groups and those of control groups regarding the theoretical and practical interval, theoretical chord and rhythmic dictation but there was a significant difference between the practical chord and melodic dictation achievement scores in favor of the experimental group. However, when the raw achievement scores of the two groups were compared, it was seen that the experimental group increased both in-group and inter-group success levels more in each of the 6 criteria, that is, it was more successful than the control group. Based on the findings and results of the research, it can be said that students' extracurricular Ear Training study processes can be organized with the mobile distance education method and the method has increased the success levels of the students.