October 24-26, 2019
Creating Student e-Collaboration Opportunities for Online Music Course Interaction:
Tools, Techniques, Scenarios.
Dr. Fred Kersten
in online college music courses have so many wonderful
technology-created opportunities for synchronous collaboration as they
explore music aspects of the course curriculum.
Composition, theory, soundscapes, software examination, arranging, and
lesson plan design/implementation, are all possible for multiple
student instant involvement. New apps designed specifically for
this collaborative educational venture, and extensions of existing
major music software packages are currently a focused priority by
manufacturers and software developers.
exploration of actual scenarios, typical to currently online music
course opportunities, this presentation will explore how an instructor
can integrate collaboration for instruction opportunities into the
course structure. An examination of tools and pedagogical
techniques will be made for developing optimum teaching opportunities
and situations. Specifics considered will include: 1
1. Developing opportunities for student involvement;
2. Interactive scheduling for process completion;
3. Idiomatic interaction connectivity techniques;
4. Technology tool specifics.
software tools and apps considered: Powtoons, Soundation, Soundtrap,
Noteflight Learn, FLIPGRID, Pro Tools, and Flat. Student project
examples and videos will be utilized as support media for illustration.
A dedicated website will be developed for sharing information as a
means of continual dissemination and communication after conclusion of
An examination of collaborative opportunities available through music
technology packages that will allow college-level music students to
interact as they collaborate on mutual projects necessary to complete
course curriculum requirements. Composition, theory, soundscapes,
software examination, arranging, and lesson plan design/implementation
opportunities will be considered in addition to cutting-edge software
About Dr. Fred Kersten:
With over nine years of experience in online graduate music education
instruction, Fred is a technology specialist with strong interest in
online instruction. Presently he is Lead Instructor for Music
Technology and an online graduate music facilitator for Boston