Try, Try Again

In this case study completed for EDU6319 How People Learn at Northeastern University I was able to examine the concept that “Practice makes perfect” through watching a middle-school student use a tool called “SmartMusic” to practice her flute music.

Prior to starting the case study I noted:

“Before interviewing or observing the student I wondered if an automated application could truly have an impact on student learning, and regardless of this fact, what the student’s feeling was about the application. As an avid user of technology I am too often disappointed by a tool that does not quite live up to my expectations. In this instance, I was thrilled to be surprised.”

Here is an overview of the case study.


As a part of the assignment I also analyzed the case study against relevant learning theories and principles. The full analysis is embedded below.