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ERIC Number: EJ891391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Hot for Teacher: Using Digital Music to Enhance Students' Experience in Online Courses
Dunlap, Joanna C.; Lowenthal, Patrick R.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v54 n4 p58-73 Jul 2010
This article provides a review of the instructional potential of digital music to enhance postsecondary students' experience in online courses by involving them in music-driven instructional activities. The authors describe how music-driven instructional activities, when used appropriately, can (a) humanize, personalize, and energize online courses by enhancing social presence through student-to-student interaction; (b) tap into students' interests, and elicit positive feelings and associations; and (c) involve students in relevant and meaningful student-to-content interaction by engaging them in active knowledge construction. This article includes descriptions of several music-driven instructional activities that rely on digital music resources to engage students in generative, multisensory student-content interactions that leverage their interest in music, as well as a set of guidelines to support the design and use of music-driven instructional activities in online courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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