Sep 26, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalogue 
2019-2020 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 762 Free and Easy! Putting the Web to Work for You

3 credits 45.0 hours
700 level graduate course

The Internet is becoming an increasingly more interactive and dynamic place for music teachers and their students, exploding with intuitively easy-to-use, and free web tools, programs, and content. In addition to wikis, blogs, and Google docs, there are a host of online music programs for creating and playing music (i.e. Noteflight, Soundcloud, Myna, UJAM, and much more). Whereas a decade or so ago you needed specialized, technical knowledge to design a Web page, now even elementary school children can contribute to a classroom wiki easily. Until recently one needed to purchase a music notation program to use on a single computer, but now there are programs for composing and arranging music for free anywhere you can get online. These newer web tools are intuitive and accessible, and anyone can use them easily. Web applications are cross-platform and mostly free, and they are perfect for budget conscious programs. In this timely course, participants will look at ways to use many useful ‘Web 2.0’ applications in their music teaching and professional development, engaging in several hands-on projects, and developing curricular content for their specific teaching assignment. No prior experience needed.

This course is not repeatable for credit.