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ERIC Number: EJ1054671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
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ISSN: ISSN-0268-0513
Online Distance Learning and Music Training: Benefits, Drawbacks and Challenges
Koutsoupidou, Theano
Open Learning, v29 n3 p243-255 2014
This study examines online distance learning (ODL) as applied in music and music education programmes at different educational levels with a special focus on the digital tools employed in such programmes. It aims to provide an up-to-date snapshot of the current online courses focusing on the potential benefits and drawbacks of ODL from the perspectives of teachers involved in online music courses. The present article presents findings of questionnaire and interview qualitative data. Analysis demonstrates that there are variations among different programmes in their requirements of online communication and interaction based on the nature of a programme (synchronous vs. asynchronous learning). Finally, the article sets out some future challenges for music education specialists using information and communication technology and discusses the kinds of improvements needed in digital tools and virtual environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece; Hong Kong; United Kingdom; United States