Summer 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Producing Educational Media
Educators are finding greater need to provide both audio and video media to their students, who consume more and more content through online channels. With classrooms slowly moving to a “flipped” model (lectures online and collaborative work in school), the ability for educators to produce effective media will continue to play a larger role in the overall education process. With a higher percentage of students becoming internet and media savvy at younger ages, educators who do not acquire the skills to communicate with their students through online audio and video will likely soon find themselves behind the technology curve and students’ expectations. Music educators, more than most others, can benefit from enhanced audio and video production skills, since the content of their classes fits perfectly with both formats. Producing quality audio and video requires skills that extend beyond the current music education curriculum.
Learning Platform Information - Online Courses Only
Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.
The evening before your class begins, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login.
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com
Please see specific software/hardware requirements in the course description.
Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion. If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).