Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps




НазваниеVirtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps
страница1/11
Дата28.10.2012
Размер0.55 Mb.
ТипДокументы
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11
Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps


Conor McCarthy, BA (Mod.)


A dissertation submitted to the University of Dublin,

in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of

Master of Science in Computer Science


May 2003


Declaration


I declare that the work described in this dissertation is, except where otherwise stated, entirely my own work and has not been submitted as an exercise for a degree at this or any other university.


Signed: ___________________

Conor McCarthy, BA (Mod.)

May 2003

Permission to lend and/or copy


I agree that Trinity College Library may lend or copy this dissertation upon request.


Signed: ___________________

Conor McCarthy, BA

May 2003

Acknowledgments


I would firstly like to thank my family and friends for all their help and support during the last two years. I would also like to thank my supervisor, Brendan Tangney, for his time, patience and expertise. In addition I would like to thank everyone in the Centre for Research in IT in Education (CRITE) for their support, time and humour during my time there. I think that’s it. Sorry if I missed anyone.

Abstract


Composing music usually requires the use of notation, a difficult and non-intuitive concept for children to learn. The merging of technology with music education affords new methods of presenting musical content, for example note representation. New representations of notation can lead to a better understanding of the ideas that notation embodies.


Constructionism (Papert 1993) has as its focus the idea of a microworld. As a standalone application, DrumSteps (Jennings 2001) is a microworld designed to facilitate the exploration of percussion and rhythm. It enables direct interaction with musical material in an intuitive way but without using standard music notation.


The merits of collaboration and groupwork are many and the benefits of their use in various settings are well documented. Groupware is the name given to technologies that support and assist collaborative activity. In particular CSCL (Computer Supported Cooperative Learning) can be used effectively in a variety of educational settings.


In light of what has been said about collaboration, constructionism and music notation, this thesis focuses on technologies that enable meaningful, constructionist interaction in collaborative music environments. In particular, it describes the design and implementation of Networked DrumSteps, an application that allows multiple users in different locations to collaborate in the process of music composition, but without the use of standard music notation.


Findings from tests using Networked DrumSteps in an educational environment show encouraging results. Apart from enjoying working together more than working alone, learners commented on the benefit of having someone else to confer with whilst creating a piece of music, as well as being able to create a bigger, “better” piece of music. They agree that the piece they made together was qualitatively “different“ from something they produced individually. From a technical perspective Networked DrumSteps has proven itself to be highly scalable and extendable. Tests done with up to eight people collaborating together showed no signs of performance deterioration.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction 9

2.Introduction 14

3.Introduction 43

4.Introduction 65

5.Introduction 88

6.Introduction 103

References 107

Appendices 112

Appendix 1 112

Appendix 2 115

Appendix 3 119



Table of Figures


Introduction
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11

Похожие:

Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps iconDesign of powerful learning environments to promote intentional learning: multiple perspectives

Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps iconSpatial Perception in Virtual Environments

Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps iconExploratory Studies on the Sense of Presence in Virtual Environments

Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps iconAutonomous Dynamically Simulated Creatures for Virtual Environments

Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps iconCommunities of Practice, a Social Discipline of Learning: Nurturing a Physical and Virtual Social Learning Environment

Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps iconEngaging sport and exercise science students via participation using online collaborative learning (ocl)

Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps iconLearning Paradigm for Undergraduate-Virtual Design in Engineering Education

Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps iconScoping Study to Investigate Online Learning Environments to Facilitate Evidence Sharing by Literacy and Numeracy Practitioners

Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps iconEducational Preparation
[Investigating the localization of masked noise and speech signals in the horizontal plane by utilizing virtual sounds sources in...
Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments for Music: Networked DrumSteps iconArt of Music (Art Culture), bachelor
«Music», «Art», and Music -education in children's art-school establishments account
Разместите кнопку на своём сайте:
Библиотека


База данных защищена авторским правом ©lib.znate.ru 2014
обратиться к администрации
Библиотека
Главная страница