ERIC Number: ED432219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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Technology Diffusion and Innovations in Music Education in a Notebook Computer Environment.
Hagen, Sara L.
Valley City State University (North Dakota) was the second university in the nation to adopt a notebook computer environment, supplying every faculty, staff member, administrator, and student with a laptop computer and 24-hour access to the World Wide Web. This paper outlines the innovations made in the music department to accommodate the infusion of technology over a period of several years. The first section describes the university decisions, grants received, and implications of both in terms of faculty training and the integration of technology into the curriculum. The second section outlines the CD-ROM electronic portfolio Title III grant and its effect on student assessment in the classrooms across campus. The music department developed several projects utilizing technology and the CD-ROM assessment project to participate in the innovations campus-wide, focusing on the following abilities and skills: (1) communication/aesthetic responsiveness (writing, math, speaking, listening); (2) problem solving (creative thinking, reasoning, decision-making); (3) effective citizenship/global perspective (teaching others, exhibiting leadership, working with diversity); (4) collaboration/wellness (responsibility, sociability, self-management); and (5) technology (selects/applies technology, acquires/organizes information). Electronic portfolio assessments and technology in music theory composition, music history, piano classes/applied lessons, and music methods projects are summarized in the third section. The final section describes future needs and concerns. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Development, Grants, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Music Education, Optical Data Disks, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Technology Integration, Training, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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