Technology in the Music Classroom

 

MUSI 5350

 

 

Tarleton State University

Instructor: Dr. Vicky Johnson  vjohnson@tarleton.edu  254/968-9238

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SYLLABUS

 

For week by week description of requirements, assignments, and assessments, refer to the Course Outline at the following link:

http://vickyjohnson.altervista.org/Technology.htm

Course Description

 

Development of concepts and skills related to current computer technology in music. Applications of technology in the music classroom will aid in students' acquisition of musical knowledge and skills, and will assist with time-management and organization for the music educator. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Graduate Studies.

 

 

 

Required Texts and Materials 

 

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Bauer, William I., Music Learning Today: Digital Pedagogy for Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music. Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2010.

 

Recommended resources:

These are not required texts but supply supportive material if you have local library access.

 

bulletFoundations of Music Technology by V.J. Manzo (ISBN 978-0-19-936829-7)
bulletTheory and Practice of Technology-Based Music Instruction by Jay Dorfman (ISBN 978-0-19-979559-8)

 

 

 

Course Work Includes

 

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Weekly assignments based upon the lecture and reading material

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Discussion postings

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Final project

 

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes

 

Knowledge Outcomes  

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

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    Connect the role of digital technologies in creating, performing, and responding to music within the music classroom

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    Identify and categorize appropriate classroom music technology resources

 

Skill Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

bulletDemonstrate appropriate technology to their students for use in the music classroom
bulletUse instructional computer programs and resources for content delivery in the music classroom

 

Values Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

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Assess appropriate use of personal technology in the classroom

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Apply technology to lifelong music learning and participation

 

 

 

Grading

 

 Grades will be determined according to the percentages below:

 

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40% Assignments

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40% Discussion posts

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20% Final project

 

 

 

Attendance Policy

 

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Attendance Policy: This is an online class. Students are expected to check in online regularly for announcements and to keep up with discussions. Recommendation is to check in daily. Assignments and discussions will have weekly deadlines.

 

 

 

Academic Conduct

 

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Cheating, plagiarism (submitting another person's materials or ideas as one's own), or doing work for another person who will receive academic credit are all impermissible. This includes the use of unauthorized books, notebooks, or other sources in order to secure or give help during an examination; the unauthorized copying of examinations, assignments, reports, or term papers; turning in a paper or project previously used in another course; or the presentation of unacknowledged material as if it were the student's own work.

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Any student caught cheating or plagiarizing will receive a grade of "F" for the class.  Further disciplinary action may also be taken beyond the Department of Fine Arts.  This decision will be mine in consultation with the department head.  Cheating is serious business and the penalties for engaging in this sort of activity will be severe.  Consult the following link for further information on academic conduct as specified in your student handbook.  http://www.tarleton.edu/catalog/academic-information/academic-honesty.html

 

 

 

Students With Disabilities Policy

 

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If you are a student with a documented disability wanting to request accommodations for this course, please contact Trina Geye, Director of Student Disability Services, at geye@tarleton.edu or 254.968.9400. For more information, please view the catalog or visit www.tarleton.edu/sds

 

Technology

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One of the biggest frustrations in an online course can be the technology required to make it happen. Don't hesitate to contact the technology resource personnel at Tarleton. They are there to help you. The Blackboard help desk number is 254/968-1960 locally and toll free 1/866/744-8900 Option 3. Here is a webpage with several links to help you. Please access this page and take the opportunity to configure your computer before the course begins.

 

Online Help Page

Created and maintained by Vicky V. Johnson