CREATING AND MAINTAINING A DISTRIBUTED MUSIC APPRECIATION CLASSROOM
Presented by:  Dr. Roberta Lindsey
3rd International Conference
on Technology in Teaching and
Learning in Higher Education
July 15, 2003

Creating Site:  Six Considerations
E-learning environment platform [OnCourse];
Time required for building and maintaining the site;
Technical and communication skills
of the professor,
Right to use quality course material
on-line [Variations2];
Technical support staff availability;
Student profile including an awareness of the type of learning style found in the students.

I.  OnCourse:  E-Learning Platform

I.  OnCourse Navigation

II.  Time Required to Create
and Maintain (1)
General Rule:  Double the amount of preparation time for an on-campus class.
Integration of learning objectives based on Six Principles of Undergraduate Learning (from IUPUI) into lessons;
Learning computer programs;
- Transform, FrontPage, Real Media,
- Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere,
- Sound Forge, Power DV, Flash,
- Real Producer Plus, Dreamweaver.

II.  Time Required to Create
and Maintain (2)
Creating various web pages;
Checking html code;
Testing the pages;
Loading the pages and linking with  OnCourse;
Maintaining pages and various internal links.

HTML Code
Problems
Clean

III.  Technical Capability
of the Professor
Minimum:  Good command of computer keyboard.
Intermediate:  Basic knowledge and facility of computer programs.
Advanced:  Increased facility with computer programs and use of storyboards to map out web sites.

IV:  Special Tools:  IU DML/ Variations2 Consists of:
$3 million, 4-year grant from DLI Phase 2 (NSF);
Faculty: Music, Information Science, Law, Computer Science;
Librarians and technologists: IU Libraries, University IT Services;
Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses (IUPUI).

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IV:  Variations2 Tools
Purchase of Recordings;
Copyright Research/Justification of
“Fair Use;”
Streaming Audio/Video;
Security Script for Virtual Classroom;
Search for Audio/Score and Bookmark.

IV:  Three Phases Incorporating DML/Variations2 into Music Appreciation Class
Phase One: digitized music into the “virtual” classroom;
Phase Two:  developing tutorials using Flash/Director of musical forms into the “virtual” classroom, and adding digitized video to class;
Phase Three:  developing interactive musical resources into the “virtual” classroom, including Variations2 Bookmarking Tool in on-campus class.

IV:  Steps in Phase One:
Investigating copyright “fair use” & the internet;
Insuring the e-learning platform (OnCourse) would uphold the Variations2 materials;
Listing pieces for digitization;
Digitizing music and uploading to streaming server;
Assigning specific supplemental listening homework relating to the students’ lessons;
Assessing the course using “Flashlight” Survey tools.

IV.  Steps in Phase Two:
NEW:  Develop Tutorials (using Flash, Director, HTML);
NEW:  E-publish materials to “Merlot*” for peer review.
[*M=Multimedia
   E=Educational
   R=Resources (for)
   L=Learning (and)
   O=Online
   T=Teaching]

IV.  Flash Tutorials
Mouret’s Rondeau
Mozart’s “Minuet and Trio” from Eine Kline Nachtmusik
How to Access Variations2

IV.  Steps in Phase Three
Developing interactive musical resources into the “virtual” classroom;

(Flash Tutorial:  Matrix)
Introducing Variations2 Bookmarking Tool in on-campus class.

Future Plans
Develop more engaging interactivity in the tutorials (using more sophisticated development toolset (Java);
Expand musical examples;
Continue incorporating new tools, i.e., mapping, from Variations2 (Bloomington) into the on-campus class;
Incorporate Variations2 (Bloomington) tools into the online class;
Publish findings in referred journals.

V.  Technical Support Staff
Center for Teaching & Learning

IV.  Student Profiles
Minimum:  Never used computer.
Intermediate:  Used computer for word processing and for “surfing” the internet.  No additional knowledge of modem bandwidth.
Advanced:  Very comfortable with all computer programs and generally uses cable or DSL modems.

IV.  Student Learning Styles
Visual:  Require visual aids to assist them in following the music—tutorials.
Auditory:  Require additional musical examples to demonstrate various musical elements.
Visual/Auditory:  Require both visual and listening examples to focus on class material.
Kinesthetic:  Require hands-on interaction—tutorials.

Important Websites
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis:  http://www.iupui.edu
Indiana University School of Music at Indianapolis:  http://www.music.iupui.edu
Indiana University Digital Music Library Project:   http://www.dml.indiana.edu/
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Copyright Office:   http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Principles of Undergraduate Learning:
http://www.universitycollege.iupui.edu/UL/Principles.htm
MERLOT:  http://www.merlot.org

CREATING AND MAINTAINING A DISTRIBUTED MUSIC APPRECIATION CLASSROOM
Presented by:  Dr. Roberta Lindsey
3rd International Conference
on Technology in Teaching and
Learning in Higher Education
June 27, 2003