The ALMS Project - Mobile Technology for the Instruction of Music Technology

Christopher J Keyes*, Giovanni Santini, Eric H. C. Chow, Sathya Naidu

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper details the design and development of new resources for the instruction of Music Technology to tertiary music students, largely made possible by recent developments in mobile technologies. It focuses primarily on interactive and media-rich content delivered in a mobile application, Audio Literacy for Music Students (free for iOS and Android OS) augmented with two other media as interactive teaching materials. In addition to the introduction of these resources, the paper details common pedagogical difficulties instructors face when teaching technology to music majors, and how these issues inform the pedagogical design of the teaching media. Design flaws in a previous desktop application conveying the same content are discussed with an emphasis of design elements critical to its pedagogical effectiveness. It is hoped that details of these successful and unsuccessful attempts to convey audio concepts may be useful in developing future interactive teaching resources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 AES International Audio Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing Teaching, Learning and Scholarship in the Academic World
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781713836285
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2021
Event2021 AES International Audio Education Conference - Virtual, Online
Duration: 22 Jul 202124 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the AES International Conference


Conference2021 AES International Audio Education Conference
CityVirtual, Online

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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