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IJIET 2023 Vol.13(10): 1534-1540
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2023.13.10.1959

Adaptive Drum Kit Learning System: Impact on Students’ Learning Outcomes

Mladen Konecki

Abstract—Computer technology is increasingly integrated into various teaching and educational processes. The role of various educational tools and artificial intelligence in the educational process is becoming more and more significant for overall educational success. In this paper, a review of the scientific literature on the application of computer technology for music education is given, with an emphasis on learning to play musical instruments. It has been observed that for many created systems, proper evaluation was not conducted to determine the created systems’ effectiveness in achieving desired learning outcomes. An innovative part of this paper is a description of a new conceptual model of an adaptive system for self-paced learning to play musical instruments. A prototype of an adaptive drum kit learning system has been created based on the presented model. The main goal of this research was to determine the effectiveness of created prototype in achieving students’ learning outcomes. In the evaluation process, the use of created prototype was compared to other self-paced learning methods to learn how to play the drum kit. The obtained data were analyzed by ANOVA method, along with other appropriate statistical methods. The results of the research showed that the use of an adaptive drum kit learning system has a positive impact on achieving learning outcomes. The participants who learned to play using the created prototype were more precise in playing, played more accurate rhythmic patterns, and were rated with higher marks by an independent expert compared to the control groups. Based on the obtained results, it can be concluded that there is a potential for the application of computer technology in the process of learning to play musical instruments.

Index Terms—Adaptive drum kit learning system, self-paced learning, drum kit playing, learning outcomes

Mladen Konecki is with the Department of Theoretical and Applied Foundations of Information Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia. E-mail: mlkoneck@foi.hr (M.K.)


Cite: Mladen Konecki, "Adaptive Drum Kit Learning System: Impact on Students’ Learning Outcomes," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 1534-1540, 2023.

Copyright © 2023 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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