Exploring & Creating Resources for Online Teaching & Learning


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Exploring & Creating Resources for Online Teaching & Learning

September 27November 21, 2021

There are countless online tools that enable teachers to create engaging materials that support all aspects of music teaching and learning, in both synchronous and asynchronous environments. This course is designed for music educators of all levels who are curious and motivated to explore and learn a variety of cloud-based tools that can be used to inspire creativity, encourage hands-on learning, and equip you and your students with digital skills.

This project-based course will examine several topics, including: music creation and collaboration; creative and effective image editing and design; streaming audio and video; recording and editing screencast videos; easy website design; live streaming, web conferencing, and learning management systems effectively; and the use of myriad educational technology tools for creating and sharing projects, presentations and assessment.

Free and low-cost cloud-based tools will be used in this course, with mention of software-installed solutions when relevant.

Course Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  • Use online music production and composition tools such as Soundtrap and Noteflight for lesson creation and collaboration
  • Use live audio recording for assessment and feedback
  • Use Canva and Pixlr E to create colorful and interesting graphic designs
  • Identify classroom integration strategies for a variety of streaming audio and video services
  • Record and edit video, including screencasts and video stories
  • Design a simple website for curriculum or advocacy purposes
  • Live stream video from Facebook and YouTube
  • Effectively use web conferencing tools for music instruction
  • Use education technology tools such as Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, Wakelet and more.

Instructor: Stefani Langol

slangol Stefani Langol is a music educator, clinician, author and education technology consultant. She is an associate professor of music education at Berklee College of Music and serves as the technology coordinator for the music education department. In addition, Langol is an adjunct assistant professor at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she teaches music technology classes for the Master of Music Education degree program.
Langol is a certified instructor for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) and offers graduate credit and TI:ME national certification courses at numerous sites throughout the Northeast. In addition, Langol served as editor-in-chief of the TI:MEs newsletter from 1997-2004 and the technology editor for the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal from 2004-2012. For more than 20 years, Langol has designed and delivered technology training to K-12 and higher education music educators, and has been a featured presenter at numerous state, national and international music educator conferences in New York, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, Toronto and Nelson (Canada).
Langol is a co-author of the Alfred Music Tech Series, which includes Playing Keyboard, Music Production and MIDI Sequencing; and Composing with Notation Software as well as the accompanying Teacher’s Guide: Book 1. In addition, she has published several articles on music technology in the Music Educators Journal, Music Education Technology Magazine, Music and Computers, Artists House, and the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal.

Exploring & Creating Resources for Online Teaching & Learning

Course Code 6401

Stefani Langol

3 Graduate Credits

Sept. 27–Nov. 21, 2021

$1,065, due in full with registration

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Software/Hardware Requirements
Access to a Chromebook or any computer connected to the internet with adequate Wifi access. IPads are not recommended for this course.

MECA Online
is powered by Schoology

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Fall 2021 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, Sept. 20. Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit to login. On the morning of Sept. 20, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

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.

Online grades will be reported by mid-January. If you need a transcript, please visit the online transcript request page. For faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

More information about Schoology can be found at


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