EXAMINATION OF THE ORIGINAL AWAODORI GUIDANCE WITH THE LAPTOP COMPUTER

  • Reina Sekino
  • Tomohiro Okada
  • Takayuki Okada
  • Takayuki Ishii
  • Motoi Fukushima
  • Naotoshi Minanidani
  • Hiroh Yamamoto
Keywords: AWAODORI, interest and concern, skill, notebook computer, material·video

Abstract

The purposes of this study were 1) to introduce the original AWAODORI guidance computer software with the laptop computer to beginner college students and 2) to examine its effect on their motivation. AWAODORI is one of the most famous regional dances in Japan. It is a humorous dance and remains a traditional event of Tokushima, Japan. The reason why we designed the software was to pass this dance from generation to generation using some of the advantages of the modern laptop computer. 16 healthy college students participated in this study and they were divided into two groups. One group using AWAODORI software, the other the AWAODORI guidance video and other supplementary materials. In this study, there was no statistical difference to be found between the two groups indicating that the software may be as equally effective as conventional methods of guidance.
Published
2008-04-21
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation