Technology Diffusion and Innovations in Music Education in a Notebook Computer Environment
Sara L. Hagen, Valley City State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Valley City State University was the second university in the nation to adopt a notebook computer environment, supplying every faculty, staff, administrator, and student with a laptop computer and 24-hour access to the World Wide Web. This paper outlines the innovations made in the music department to accommodate the infusion of technology over a period of several years. The first section describes the university decisions, grants received, and implications of both in terms of faculty training and the integration of technology into the curriculum. The second section outlines the CD ROM electronic portfolio Title III grant and its effect on student assessment in the classrooms across campus. The music department developed several projects utilizing technology and the CD ROM assessment project to participate in the innovations campus-wide. The final section describes future needs and concerns.
Hagen, S.L. (1999). Technology Diffusion and Innovations in Music Education in a Notebook Computer Environment. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 46-51). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).