Instructional Music Software

Course code MUSI2704Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

The course examines the multifarious areas where music education may be supported by computer software. Different applications investigated may include instrumental tutoring software, accompaniment software, software for music composition, aural/musicianship training, and electronic music information resources. Design approaches and constructional issues of instructional music software are addressed. This will result in the student designing and producing their own interactive music instruction software package. It will use multimedia resources and be created within the architecture of a non-programming software package.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1.0 Conceptual Approaches of Instructional Music Software Packages.

1.1 To develop an understanding of music software packages in various music learning contexts.
1.2 To develop an understanding of the methodology used to deliver music instruction using computer software.
1.3 To develop an awareness of the practical applications and limitations of instructional music software packages.

2.0 Design and Content of Instructional Music Software

2.1 To develop the ability to design user-friendly instructional music software that has academic integrity.
2.2 To nurture creativity by fostering original and imaginative design, content and approaches.
2.3 To introduce the technical skills required to create multimedia content as used in instructional music software.

3.0 Constructing an Instructional Music Software Package.
3.1 To introduce the concepts of combining multimedia material into a cohesive pedagogically applied musical form.
3.2 To develop technical aptitude required to apply transitions and integrate interactivity in instructional music software.
3.3 To develop the skills for record keeping and assessment (such as results from an aural drill) in instructional music software.
ContentConceptual Approaches of Instructional Music Software Packages

. Examination of music softeware packages in various music learning contexts
. Methodology used to deliver music instruction using computer software
. Awareness of the practical applications and limitations of instructional music software packages

Design and Content of Instructional Music Software

. designing user-friendly instructional music software that has academic integrity
. Creating an original (and effective) design and imaginative multimedia material
. Technical skills required to create multimedia content as used in instructional music software

Constructing an Instructional Music Software Package

. Concepts of combining multimedia material into a cohesive pedagogically applied musical form
. Technical aptitude required to apply transitions and integrate interactivity in instructional music software
. Record keeping and assessment (such as results from an aural drill) in instructional music software
Replacing Course(s)This is a new course. Instructional Music Software has no impact upon course offerings by other Faculties/Departments.
TransitionNo transitional arrangements are required for this elective.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIntroduction to Music Technology (MUSI1700) or Notation Techniques (MUSI231).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Practical
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assignment #3 Constructing an Instructional Music Software Package

The project assimilates skills from throughout the semester and results in the student compiling an advanced professional Instructional Music Software package. 50%
Other: (please specify)Assignment #2 Design and Content of Instructional Music Software

This task requires the student to apply design and begin construction of an Instructional Music software package. 25%
ReportsAssignment #1 Conceptual Approaches of Instructional Music Software Packages . Assignment

This task requires the student to research and appraise Instructional Music Software packages and provide a written report. 25%
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term