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The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is both an annual event and a year-round online discussion of ways that faculty and staff are using technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research.

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Saturday, March 21 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Cross-University Teaching and Learning through the Creation of a Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC)

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This presentation will be a group presentation in which each group member will provide details about the portion(s) of the project they were involved in creating or implementing.

The goal of this project was to partner with music education faculty from across all thirteen Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) universities that offer undergraduate music education degrees. The project created a series of learning modules that leveraged specific expertise found at each participating institution. Faculty expertise was highlighted through the creation of over forty artistically based video "talks" from thirty-plus faculty that focused on foundational topics of importance to American music teacher preparation. The learning modules were built collaboratively and act as a portion of introductory music education courses at each of the thirteen participating institutions. The format of these modules allows students and faculty from participating universities to experience the curricular content simultaneously and to communicate about their learning, with the intention of enriching experiences and providing innovative approaches through cross-university online learning.

Research surrounding this project sought to explore: 1) the degree to which students and faculty interact across institutional boundaries within a cross-university experience; 2) the educational experience of participants within a DOCC model; and 3) the potential advantages and disadvantages of a collaborative yet limited or "walled" experience as compared to a more open approach such as a MOOC.

This project was made possible through the support of the Penn State Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) and the College of Arts and Architecture eLearning Institute.

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Gary Chinn

Director, penn state

Ann Clements

Associate Professor
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Angela Dick

Instructional Designer

Bart Pursel

Faculty Programs Coordinator

Saturday March 21, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 108

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