Event Title

iPad Masterclass - Mobile Learning the University Aural Skills Class

Location

Jordan A

Event Website

http://atstreamer.boisestate.edu/dept/acadtech/mlearning_symposium/jordana/nicolemolumby/nicolemolumby.html

Start Date

12-9-2011 1:30 PM

End Date

12-9-2011 2:00 PM

Description

During spring 2011 semester, students in two sections Ear Training II MUS 122 received iPads. This brief report will revisit the goals of the project, details of how the iPads were used in teaching and learning throughout the semester, discuss the “Learning at Lunch” presentation with colleague Dr. Michal Martinez, and outline how I intend to document this m-learning project in the 2011 and 2012 academic year. M-technology assisted with the overall effectiveness of Ear Training II by bridging the gap between the work students did in and out of class. Before receiving iPads, students struggled to find the time and space to practice the aural skills learned in class. Often, practice rooms are full and pianos out of tune. Having the iPad in student hands made available several apps allowing students to practice their sight singing melodies or listen to harmonic exercises at any time and in any location.

Other examples of how mobile technology impacted Ear Training MUS 122 were:

  • · Increased student use of blackboard and online text connected to the textbook
  • · Student composition, performance and listening
  • · Peer sharing of practice strategies and uses for new applications through discussion boards, wikis, &/or blackboard
  • · In-class use of iPad for individual supervised practice sessions instantly creates a virtual piano lab
  • · Used recording apps to record activities in class allowing students to self assess their performance after class to submit for a self grade.
  • · Students composed and recorded melodies during practice time. These melodies were then used during in-class dictations
  • · Student developed learning strategies and shared in group discussion boards

· Built a student self assessment aspect to class · Help students personalize and develop their own practice strategies and games through assigned applications and games · Apps used: Virtual Piano, Facebook, Blackboard, DropBox, Audio Memos, Ear Trainer

About the Presenter

Dr. Nicole Molumby, is Associate Professor at Boise State University, Department of Music in Boise, Idaho USA where she teaches flute and aural skills. She is a member of the Boise State University Faculty Woodwind Quintet. In 1998 Dr. Molumby was awarded a Rotary Scholarship to attend The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. There she received her Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music In June 2004, she graduated with her D.M.A in flute performance from The Ohio State University. Currently, she is an active performer, clinician. In the spring of 2011 she was a member of the M-Learning Schoolars at BSU and received 45 iPads for her Ear Training II freshman classes. Outside of her academic and teaching duties at Boise State, performance engagements have included; principal flute at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria (2002-2009), substitute flute with the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra (2008-10), guest piccoloist with Williamsport Regional Symphony in Pennsylvania (2005), and baroque flutist at the Norfolk Early Music Festival in Norfolk, England (2000). She has performed in England, Austria, Croatia, Norway, and will be traveling to Slovenia this fall as a BSU COAS Arts and Humanities Grant Recipient.

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Sep 12th, 1:30 PM Sep 12th, 2:00 PM

iPad Masterclass - Mobile Learning the University Aural Skills Class

Jordan A

During spring 2011 semester, students in two sections Ear Training II MUS 122 received iPads. This brief report will revisit the goals of the project, details of how the iPads were used in teaching and learning throughout the semester, discuss the “Learning at Lunch” presentation with colleague Dr. Michal Martinez, and outline how I intend to document this m-learning project in the 2011 and 2012 academic year. M-technology assisted with the overall effectiveness of Ear Training II by bridging the gap between the work students did in and out of class. Before receiving iPads, students struggled to find the time and space to practice the aural skills learned in class. Often, practice rooms are full and pianos out of tune. Having the iPad in student hands made available several apps allowing students to practice their sight singing melodies or listen to harmonic exercises at any time and in any location.

Other examples of how mobile technology impacted Ear Training MUS 122 were:

  • · Increased student use of blackboard and online text connected to the textbook
  • · Student composition, performance and listening
  • · Peer sharing of practice strategies and uses for new applications through discussion boards, wikis, &/or blackboard
  • · In-class use of iPad for individual supervised practice sessions instantly creates a virtual piano lab
  • · Used recording apps to record activities in class allowing students to self assess their performance after class to submit for a self grade.
  • · Students composed and recorded melodies during practice time. These melodies were then used during in-class dictations
  • · Student developed learning strategies and shared in group discussion boards

· Built a student self assessment aspect to class · Help students personalize and develop their own practice strategies and games through assigned applications and games · Apps used: Virtual Piano, Facebook, Blackboard, DropBox, Audio Memos, Ear Trainer

http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/mobile/mobile2011/mLearningScholars/7