In an increasingly technologically driven world, there is proliferate discussion among education and government authorities about the necessity to rethink education in the twenty-first century. The evolution of technology and its pervasive influence on the needs and requirements of society is central to this mindset. Innovations in online applications and social networking capabilities have accelerated in accessibility and popularity. As technological devices become commonplace, it is understandable that curriculum documents and education policies around the globe are littered with statements about Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expectations and achievement level standards. There is no argument about the presence of technology or that it should be embedded in education. However, there is a case to be made about revealing the potential of technology for teaching and learning and the necessary associated pedagogical considerations. This article explores the outcomes of an online music education project used in a blended learning context to provide high quality music learning resources to Australian rural and remote schools.
- authentic learning
- blended learning
- multidimensional/non-linear teaching and learning model
- Music education
- music technology
- teaching and learning pedagogy