Online options for all courses allow pianists and teachers from any location to participate in a dynamic interactive learning community. A hallmark of the Advanced Certificate in Piano Pedagogy program is the wealth of resources available online to students, including online music scores, readings, performance videos, and access to master teachers. Our experienced piano faculty will be available on a daily basis, guiding the learning process with a balance of individual assignments, collaborative work, and timely instructor feedback to ensure that each student achieves personal as well as course objectives.
How will we learn?
Each course in the program includes a variety of interactive learning experiences including discussion forums, peer review, collaborative projects, cooperative learning as well as one-to-one conferencing with the instructor. Technology used to support interaction includes Moodle activities (e.g., wikis, chat, forums, group projects), integrated Adobe Connect and occasional use of Skype.
Online and hybrid courses are made available in Moodle, a web-based course management system accessed through a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Upon admission to the ACPP, students are given a login password allowing Moodle access. Students are automatically enrolled in a Moodle course at the time of course registration.
What do I need to participate in the Online/Hybrid ACPP program?
• computer with a standard office package, high-speed internet access, webcam
• computer or computer-compatible devices capable of video and audio recording and playback.
Before participating in online ACPP courses, students should be familiar with: standard office software; web browsers and search engines to accomplish internet research; uploading and downloading material from the internet; using library databases to find pertinent articles. They should be able to communicate clearly in writing; be cognizant of copyright, fair use guidelines, and intellectual property constraints; and proficient with online communication practices such as Netiquette, email programs, and online chat.
For further information, contact Dr. Beverly Smoker.