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Title: Educating the 'Net Generation': Enhancing student engagement with Web 2.0 tools and mobile technology in music education
Contributor(s): McGrath, Naomi  (author)orcid ; Blackburn, Alana  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: Current undergraduate students are known as 'The Net Generation'. These students have never experienced a world without information and communication technology. It is claimed that these students have gained specific technical skills, new ways of thinking and different learning preferences, which require a new educational approach. Online education is increasing and the effectiveness of online courses in certain areas of learning is still debatable, especially for music education. Instructors and instructional designers need to effectively use new technologies to enhance the delivery of music education to new generations who understand these teaching methods. Using Web 2.0 tools to create fun and engaging learning can not only encourage, but also engage students in learning musicology in a progressive way. The challenge is to deliver a unit fully online and not 'reinvent the wheel' as such with traditional academic content. Creating and incorporating these tools add a richer online environment for students studying music online.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Emerging modes and approaches in open and flexible education, p. 343-352
Publisher: Open University of Hong Kong Press
Place of Publication: Ho Man Tin, Kowloon Hong Kong
ISBN: 9789888238057
Field of Research (FOR): 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930201 Pedagogy
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Category Description: B3 Chapter in a Revision/New Edition of a Book
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