Music 258—Technology for Music Educators

Spring 2002 Syllabus

Elmhurst College

Dr. Mark Harbold


Course Description
Materials
Requirements
Policies
How to Find Me
Important URLs

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Course Description

In this course we will discover how technology can help you become more effective teachers. Along the way we will encounter a variety of different applications, such as AppleWorks, BlackBoard, Netscape, QuickTime, Director, HyperCard, HyperStudio, PowerPoint, Finale, and MusicShop, among others. Guided weekly projects help you build skills you will use to create a final, major project that integrates various media—sounds, images, text, and movies. Practical issues will also be considered—setting up a MIDI lab, hardware issues, writing budget requests, and so on.

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Materials you will need

Required:

David B Williams & Peter Webster. Experiencing Music Technology, 2nd ed. Schirmer Books, 1999. Textbook and accompanying CD-ROM.

Storage media—Zip disks or 3-1/2” double-sided, high-density diskettes (Macintosh-formatted).

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Course Requirements

Class Participation
10%
Discussion Board Entries (Blackboard)
10%
Quizzes
10%
Weekly Projects
50%
Final Project
20%

Class Participation

Since so much of the learning in this course happens in class, I expect your full participation for class lab exercises and discussion. Absence and lateness will count against your grade.

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Discussion Board Entries

At least once a week you must log onto the Blackboard Discussion Board and reply to a question I have posted. If other class members have already replied to my question, you must read their replies and react to them in your own reply.

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Quizzes

Two short quizzes will cover basic concepts related to instructional technology, things that every technology user should know.

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Weekly Projects

For each project you will use a software tool to create something relevant to your work as a teacher. The last half of each class period will be used as supervised lab time to get started on the next week’s project (some of you will be able to complete these projects in class). Projects are graded on the basis of promptness, completeness, and creativity.

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Final Project

An expanded version of one of the assignments done earlier in the term—it can be a HyperCard or HyperStudio “stack,” a PowerPoint presentation, a Director ýmovie,ţ or a Web page. This must be a complete, interactive project that serves clear pedagogical goals and uses multimedia resources developed in class. All projects must be presented during the “final exam” period on March 21.

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Course Policies

Attendance

I expect your full participation in class meetings, including supervised lab time. Absence and lateness will count against your grade. In emergency situations, I expect a note from your doctor, the college health service, or the Dean when you return.
 

Academic Dishonesty

This course follows guidelines published in the E-Book. Any attempt to submit someone else’s work, words, or ideas as if they were your own is plagiarism, which may result in a “zero” for the assignment, an “F” for the course, or referral to the Dean of Students. Click here to read the E-Book’s Code of Academic Integrity.
 

Elmhurst College Disabilities Policy

Elmhurst College will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this course, please contact the Director of Advising at 103 Goebel Hall (617-3450).

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How to Find Me

If you need assistance of any kind in this course, please contact me. The fastest way to contact me is usually via email. You can also see me during office hours or make an appointment.
 
 
Office Irion 113
Office Hours MW 1:30-2:30 
TTh 2:30-3:30
Email markh@elmhurst.edu
Phone 630.617.3521
Fax 630.617.3738

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Important URLs

Course Discussion Board (in Blackboard)

EC Web-based Email

Mark Harbold’s Home Page

Music Department Web Page

Squeak & Blat Rap on Music Technology
 

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Created 2/22/00 by Mark Harbold—last updated 1/29/02.