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Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM
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  • 1. <ul><li>Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM </li></ul><ul><li>Dr T â nia Lisboa </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for the Study of Music Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by Prince Consort Foundation </li></ul>
  • 2. Outline <ul><li>Background to RCM projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial aims at the RCM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with ANNIE (University of Warwick) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with Imperial College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videoconference events at the RCM (Funded by Prince Consort Foundation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The professors and students’ experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
  • 3. Background <ul><li>Initial aims </li></ul><ul><li>To find out about the technology </li></ul><ul><li>To explore possibilities of using videoconferencing within the context of RCM e-learning strategies </li></ul><ul><li>To exchange musical experiences and to further develop RCM relationships with partner institutions abroad </li></ul>
  • 4. Initial Stages <ul><li>Investigating the available technology </li></ul><ul><li>Attending a workshop on “Teaching using videoconferencing” </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring different possibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buying the equipment for the RCM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiring the kit and setting-up the videoconferencing at the RCM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiring a studio at another location </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning the RCM first videoconferencing event: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacting with Heads of Department </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. University of Warwick: ANNIE* Project: * Accessing and Networking with National and International Expertise
  • 6. Types of connection <ul><li>ISDN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages: High quality video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disadvantages: Requires a lot of organising; in rooms unsuitable for teaching; technology not “owned”; expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IP + PCs + projection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages: Familiar technology; location of technology, easy to use; low or not cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disadvantages: Low quality; bandwidth problems; permissions through firewalls </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Imperial College video suite
  • 8. Projects at the RCM <ul><li>Pilot Project </li></ul><ul><li>Gamelan seminar (March & November 03) </li></ul><ul><li>Following Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-assessment collaborative project (June 04) </li></ul><ul><li>Strings workshop (November 04) </li></ul><ul><li>Piano Masterclass (March 05) </li></ul><ul><li>Future Projects </li></ul>
  • 9. THE RCM GAMELAN ( IP connection) “ Gamelan Sekar Tunjung Sétå” (‘White Lotus Flower‘)
  • 10. Gamelan Seminar (Pilot Project) Eastman School of Music (November 03) 3 rd . NOVEMBER 2003
  • 11. Results of Pilot Project <ul><li>New experience for all participants </li></ul><ul><li>There was meaningful interaction between professors and students (e.g. discussing learning strategies, performance techniques) </li></ul><ul><li>First joint music improvisation via videconferencing (?) </li></ul><ul><li>There is scope for developing a range of musical activities via videoconferencing </li></ul>
  • 12. Feedback from pilot project <ul><li>General interest in having further opportunities with professors and students from Institutions that they would not have access otherwise. </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in taking the Gamelan experience further </li></ul><ul><li>Participants stated that the experience was highly relevant and that video-conferencing could be used as a supplement to the teaching they receive.                      </li></ul>
  • 13. Peer-Assessment collaborative project University of Ulster & ANNIE project (June 04) <ul><li>Participants : Two members of staff and four students from each institution </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment exercise: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion of previously assessed audio performances (UU students) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion and assessment of videoed performances </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>Strings workshop with schools in </li></ul><ul><li>The UK (November 04) </li></ul><ul><li>Violin and cello students (Professors: Mark Messenger and Tânia Lisboa) </li></ul><ul><li>6 participants : Three students from each school </li></ul><ul><li>Future plans: to extend it to include the voice faculty </li></ul>
  • 15. Piano masterclass Cleveland Institute of Music (March 05) <ul><li>Professors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yonty Solomon (RCM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antonio Pompa-Baldi (CIM) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participants: Two students from each Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Repertoire: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beethoven: Sonata Opus 109 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brahms: Opus 118 Klavierstucke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mozart: Fantasy in D minor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liszt: Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Conclusion <ul><li>Potential for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploring a range of musical activities (e.g. chamber music) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploring issues related to distance learning, widening participation, curriculum development, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further developing international collaborations and relationship with partner institutions </li></ul></ul>

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