—In the teaching of sound recording, the problem of
each school is how to present course material so that students
not only gain knowledge of the discipline, but also become
self-directed learners who develop problem-solving skills they
can apply in future courses and in their careers. In
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) courses, students work with
classmates to solve complex and authentic problems that help
develop content knowledge as well as problem-solving,
reasoning, communication, and self-assessment skills.
The aim of this paper is to describe and discuss the
applicability of PBL and E-learning in Music Technology in the
High School. The result of implementing PBL in an e-learning
environment was evaluated using a methodological tool based
on surveys, filled by the students at the end of the courses. The
results were compared to the other courses based on more
passive-learning methods, and on this background some future
initiatives to be taken were proposed.
—E-learning, experience, learning process,
music technology, problem based learning, sound recording.
Della Ventura Michele is with the Music Academy “Studio Musica”
department of Technology, 31100 Treviso, Italy (e-mail:
Cite: Michele Della Ventura, "Problem-Based Learning and e-Learning in Sound Recording," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 426-429, 2014.