The Music Professor Online
The Music Professor Online is a practical volume that provides a window into online music instruction in higher education. Author Judith Bowman highlights commonalities between online and face-to-face teaching, presents a theoretical framework for online learning, and provides practical models and techniques based on interviews with professors teaching online in various music disciplines. This book offers keys for thinking about music education in a post-COVID world, when the importance and interest of online education is of central concern.
Part I reviews the growth and significance of online learning and online learning in music, identifies similarities and differences between face-to-face and online teaching, and presents standards and principles for online instruction. It explores development of an online teaching persona, explains teaching presence, and emphasizes the central role of the instructor as director of learning, always in relation to specific disciplines and their signature pedagogies. Part II focuses on the lived online curriculum, featuring online teaching experiences in key fields by professors teaching them online.
Bowman explores specific disciplines and their signature pedagogies together with practitioner profiles that provide insights into the thinking and techniques of excellent online music instructors, together with recommendations for prospective online instructors and lessons drawn from the field. Part III summarizes recommendations and lessons from online practitioners, presents an action plan for moving forward with online music instruction, and looks to the future of online instruction in music. Educators will find great use in this comprehensive, thoughtful compendium of reflections from a leading, longtime online music educator.