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7544 Teaching Music in the Cloud

 

Focusing on many of the new developments in cloud-based music teaching, this course takes an in-depth view of how free and low-cost cloud-based tools can be used to enhance teaching and learning in the K-12 music curriculum. Topics include tools for teacher presentations including Google Docs and Prezi; streaming music using Spotify, SoundCloud and the Naxos Music Library; creating playlists and classroom integration strategies for streaming video services such as TeacherTube and YouTube; creating music notation using Noteflight; using "Soundation for Education," a cloud-based audio recording and composition tool; and an overview of Learning Management Systems. You will leave the course with specific plans for integrating cloud-based options for immediate use in your classroom.

Students should have access to either a PC or Mac computer. No additional software is necessary. Basic computer skills are required such as setting up accounts & usernames/passwords, basic typing skills, uploading/downloading files, and familiarity using the Internet.

Instructor: Tom Rudolph

RudolphThomas Rudolph, Ed. D. is an adjunct instructor for Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music. He has authored two online courses for Berkleemusic and facilitates several other courses. He also conducts summer workshops in music technology at Villanova University and Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Rudolph is one of the seminal people in music technology. He began his work as a clinician and workshop leader in the field in 1982. In addition to his work in music technology, Dr. Rudolph is a busy trumpet performer in the Philadelphia area and performs with the group Gaudeamus. His compositions and arrangements have been published by Neil Kjos and Northeastern Music Publications, Inc.
 
He has authored many books including: Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation (Third Edition),Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Sibelius Music Notation Software (Second Edition),Teaching Music With Technology(Second Edition) , Recording in the Digital World, YouTube in Music Education, and Finding Funds for Music Technology.
 
He was one of 4 co-authors of the TI:ME publication:Technology Strategies for Music Education. Rudolph is the co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing, and Composing with Notation Software. He has published many articles on music technology that have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, The Instrumentalist, and Downbeat magazine.
 
Dr. Rudolph has consulted with dozens of companies, including Apple Computer, Korg, SoundTree, Roland, and Bose Corporation. In 1995, he was one of the founders of TI:ME (Technology in Music Education)

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Course Information

7544 Teaching Music in the Cloud

3 graduate credits
Tuition: $930, due in full with registration.

ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 25

 

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