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Instructional Technologies and Methodologies
Abstract This article describes the creation and delivery of a fully-online music appreciation courses for the University of Washington, Tacoma (UWT), entitled “Exploring Classical Music in our Community.” While inspired by a pragmatic need to provide more introductory humanities courses online for a busy, diverse, non-traditional student body, the new…
Abstract An experimental curriculum project was developed to incorporate a music major's understanding of music in the video recording of concerts. The directorial approaches of Kirk Browning (to entertain a general audience), Leonard Bernstein (to educate), and Herbert von Karajan (to produce a new art form) were used as models.…
Introduction In recent years, the debate over the use of laptops in the classroom has become more vocal due to the affordability of technology, the widespread availability of Wi-Fi throughout most universities, and the students’ expectations that those services are available to them in the classroom (Schaffhauser, 2008). While some…
Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to develop online courses for a variety of classes that have traditionally been offered only through face-to-face (F2F) classroom instruction.1 The process of developing these online classes, as well as the challenges involved with implementing and supervising these non-traditional courses, provide a number…
Abstract Scholars rely on primary sources as the foundation of credible research. Sometimes, however, the incorporation of primary sources as fodder for learning in the undergraduate music classroom is overlooked, and instructors miss the opportunity to share with their students the excitement that accompanies viewing an original manuscript, reading a…
Introduction At the 2013 ATMI National Conference, the CMS/ATMI Music Technology Lecture treated attendees to the research of Mitchel Resnick. In his lecture, Resnick, who directs the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory, detailed his investigations into how new technologies can engage people in…
Introduction The course, Music and World Events Since 1945, is a graduate multidisciplinary seminar centering on works by major composers in direct response to world events such as war, disease, protest, human rights movements, and environmental issues. Designed and first offered at Roosevelt University in 2013, the course integrates world…
The technology skills and conceptual understandings that music teachers develop, either through formal professional development or through some other means, have influence on the activities they design for their own students. Individual teachers are frequently the catalysts for offering technology-based music classes (Dammers, 2010). While those who conduct classes and…
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