The Impact of Music Genre Preferences on Immediate Recall and Long-Term Memory in e-Learning Modules

ID: 54014 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Mark Piwinsky, Indiana University of Pennslvania, United States
  2. Lacey Fulton, Clarion University, United States
  3. Sarah Everett, Emily Ortiz, and Donald Winzer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Wednesday, March 20 3:30-3:45 PM Location: Sunset 5 View on map

Presider: Abdul Habib Khalid, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Abstract: Music, to many, is a major part of life. Daily tasks are accompanied by a sound track from radio, streaming or other media. What happens when music is paired with digital delivery education? This study seeks to find if there is a relationship between music and information recall. A post hoc experimental design was used to expose students to four short e-learning modules, each with a different background music genre. The researchers examined genre and studying/listening habits as well as immediate recall and long term information retention to explore the possible interactions of the two independent variables on each of the two dependent variables.

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