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This presentation was given during the 1st Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT2011). It describes the challenges and rewards of incorporating technology and Web 2.0 tools into the education ...

This presentation was given during the 1st Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT2011). It describes the challenges and rewards of incorporating technology and Web 2.0 tools into the education process for music therapy students.

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  • YouTube videos Nordoff Robbins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CuAjiU7RBg Modified Music Therapy Program (India) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoZnrcfPXoM University of Michigan (only when it was ending) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfbAjSGc03g&feature=related
  • Social media (i.e. Twitter) Lots of people but not a lot of understanding Does your association recognize digital training equally with traditional learning/training? Digital ethics Referencing source material Plagarism Professionalism – pitfalls of maintaining an active online identity

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  • Revisioning the future of music therapy education Presented by John Lawrence MMT, MTA March 6, 2011 Prepared for the Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT2011)
  • “ IF IT AIN'T BROKE... DON'T FIX IT” Bert Lance (1976)
    • My intention here today is NOT to give a list of “grievances” that I might have with the current state of music therapy education
  • “ IF IT AIN'T BROKE... DON'T FIX IT” Bert Lance (1976)
    • My intention here today is NOT to give a list of “grievances” that I might have with the current state of music therapy education
    • This presentation is based on information that I have gleaned from direct experience, as a practitioner of MT, and as an educator
  • “ IF IT AIN'T BROKE... DON'T FIX IT” Bert Lance (1976)
    • My intention here today is NOT to give a list of “grievances” that I might have with the current state of music therapy education
    • This presentation is based on information that I have gleaned from direct experience, as a practitioner of MT, and as an educator
    • This presentation represents one of many possible futures for the MT profession and MT-ists
  • A few conference stats
  • Formal and Informal Learning Formal Learning Informal Learning 20% 80% Source: Cofer, D. (2000). Informal Workplace Learning . Shouldn’t we now start to blend formal and informal learning?
  • Where does informal learning take place?
    • Practicums
    • “ Telling our stories” to others
    • Our clients
    • Our colleagues
    • Media
    • Social Networking
  • ‘ I store my knowledge in my friends’ is an axiom for collecting knowledge through collecting people. - Karen Stephenson
  • ANYTIME ANYWHERE!
  • So How Does This Affect Education?
      1. Provide opportunities for learning outside their institutional environment via technology.
  • So How Does This Affect Education?
      1. Provide opportunities for learning outside their institutional environment via technology.
      2. Connect students w/educational and professional contacts BEFORE they graduate.
  • So How Does This Affect Education?
      3. Provide FREE or low-cost access to information and tools for self-education, promotion, and the PUBLIC
  • 1. Learning outside the classroom
    • Local knowledge is no longer good enough
    • Professor/Instructor is no longer the only expert.
  • 2. Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)
      An important part of learning is to build your own personal learning network — a group of people who can guide your learning, point you to learning opportunities, answer your questions, and give you the benefit of their own knowledge and experience. Daniel R. Tobin (1998)
  • 3. Non-musical “Tools of the trade”
  • FREE Resources/Digital assets Open Courseware Digital Textbooks/E-books Blogs Web 3.0 Linking of multiple classrooms/cultures Webinars Websites X
  • Institutional/Training Programs
    • How many training programs have a YouTube video?
    • How many training programs utilize videoconferencing to bring in guest lecturers?
    • How many training programs utilize blogs/teach their students about blogging (thereby reinforcing concepts such as privacy, ethics, self-promotion, etc.)
  • Social Networking Stats
    • Facebook : 500 Million Active Users
    • Twitter : 175 Million Active Users (Nov. 2010)
    • LinkedIn : 70 Million Users (Feb. 2010)
    • YouTube : 2 B illion views per day
    • Google: 90 Million per day (March 2010)
    How does that compare with your university/college?
  • Associations
    • Interface w/social media and learn how to best utilize it to the greatest benefit.
    • Recognize digital training in continuing education requirements
    • Recognize the new realities in digital ethics/citizenship
  • Personally
    • Maintain and develop an online identity in multiple social media platforms
    • Avail yourself of online education opportunities
    • Participate in online discussion/promotion
    • Always be polite!
  • Thank-you for your attention!
  • Questions? Raise Hand _ ^ Chat Window
  • Digital Image Credits Slide 8 – Wheeler, S. (2011). The future of learning: Web 2.0 and the Smart eXtended Web. Retrieved on February 23, 2011 from http://www.slideshare.net/timbuckteeth/the-future-of-learning-6809148 . Slide 10 - Wheeler, S. (2011). The future of learning: Web 2.0 and the Smart eXtended Web. Retrieved on February 23, 2011 from http://www.slideshare.net/timbuckteeth/the-future-of-learning-6809148 Slide 11 – Lisisoft (n.d.) Retrieved on February 23, 2011 from, http://www.lisisoft.com/free-download-version/32493-7art-fluorescent-clock-screensaver.html Slide 11 – At, M. (2010, Nov. 20). I-slate to bring tablet computing to rural India. Emerging information technologies review. Retrieved on February 24, 2011, from http://emerging-technology-talks.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-slate-to-bring-tablet-computing-to.html Slide 9 – Trotter, C. (2011). Tune In. Retrieved on March 2, 2011, from http://gloriousdaughters.blogspot.com/
  • Digital Image Credits Slide 8 – Wheeler, S. (2011). The future of learning: Web 2.0 and the Smart eXtended Web. Retrieved on February 23, 2011 from http://www.slideshare.net/timbuckteeth/the-future-of-learning-6809148 . Slide 10 - Wheeler, S. (2011). The future of learning: Web 2.0 and the Smart eXtended Web. Retrieved on February 23, 2011 from http://www.slideshare.net/timbuckteeth/the-future-of-learning-6809148 Slide 11 – Lisisoft (n.d.) Retrieved on February 23, 2011 from, http://www.lisisoft.com/free-download-version/32493-7art-fluorescent-clock-screensaver.html Slide 11 – At, M. (2010, Nov. 20). I-slate to bring tablet computing to rural India. Emerging information technologies review. Retrieved on February 24, 2011, from http://emerging-technology-talks.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-slate-to-bring-tablet-computing-to.html
  • Digital Image Credits Slide 1 and 15 - – Freeclipart.now. Retrieved on February 24, 2011, from http://www.freeclipartnow.com/d/21637-1/Earth-large-2-tone.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.freeclipartnow.com/geography/earth/Earth-large-2-tone.jpg . Slide 23 – Penni (October 14, 2010. Mid-October, 1 st Anniversary roll call – Are you still here. Retrieved on February 23, 2011, from http://rawfoodrehab.ning.com/forum/topics/midoctober-1st-anniversary