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Music is probably the last subject that one would encounter in a distance education course. However, some progressive music teachers have introduced distance music education courses in all levels of education.
The purpose of this study is to research, design, develop, and evaluate the conversion of Music Technology II, a face-to-face music course, that College of Music Arts at Bowling Green State University offers into undergraduate and graduate students into an online format. Open source software such as Jing, YouTube, Flash player, and SlideShare were used. To achieve the best possible interactivity and effectiveness in the Music Technology II, web-based course, Moodle Learning Management System was used. In addition, Robert Gagne’s nine events of instruction, and John Dewey’s education progressivism were applied to the web-based course.
At last, the analysis revealed that distance music courses are effective when they have been carefully planned and are student-centered. The proposed format of the Music Technology II course is the hybrid format.