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ERIC Number: ED400820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Rhodes College and Opera Memphis Web Project.
Gray, Patricia
The Rhodes College (Memphis, Tennessee) History of Opera class collaborated with Opera Memphis to create a documentary on regional opera production, to present online information about Opera Memphis through a World Wide Web home page, and to construct a class home page to be used as a repository for examples of creative writing. The project required students to work in teams and to publish their findings on the World Wide Web. Assignments included: interviewing a music critic, artists, and producers; performing in the production; photographing the production; and creating multimedia quizzes. Students gained experience with the production of an opera, and developed technical skills that can be applied across academic disciplines. Observations of the process determined: (1) the class worked as a team and interacted with each other in a more meaningful way than typically occurs in a lecture format class; (2) students' perceptions of opera changed positively; (3) students learned to appreciate the difficulty faced by arts organizations to achieve high quality on a limited budget; (4) students' writing was read by a worldwide audience; and (5) the class had pride of ownership in their work, because, unlike the usual research paper, their papers had a continued existence. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A