Talk:Jen Slauson's mini-course: Integrating Technology into Piano Education


Jane's first feedback example -- Janewilde (talk) 11:54, 10 April 2014 (EDT)

What I like/What worked well:

What you might consider:

Eleanor's first feedback -- Eleanor Poling (talk) 14:00, 12 April 2014 (EDT)

What I liked/What worked well: I liked the layout. It is easy to follow visually. I am not a technically skilled/knowledgable music person. I liked that I wasn't scared away. The information was not just "digestable" but approachable. I felt motivated to check out more of the mini-course. I like also how you identified your references with mini descriptors. I did the same first for myself then figured it would be useful for learners (still have to ID a few).

What you might consider: a more eye catching graphic (and yet I feel the one there represents what you're trying to convey).

Re: Eleanor's first feedback -- Jennifer Slauson (talk) 17:00, 12 April 2014 (EDT)

Thanks for the feedback Eleanor! I am still looking at graphics. I will see what I can find : )

-- Janewilde (talk) 13:09, 23 April 2014 (EDT)

What I like/What worked well:

  • Intro: Nice graphic, clean layout, good info on what to expect, effective linking, great resources
  • Lesson 1: Nice image, list of clear and important objectives for the lesson, a wide range of resources for learners to explore (articles, video, case examples, websites), a strong set of questions at the end that could be great guiding questions.

What you might consider:

  • Intro: Under "Learning Outcomes" you say "have developed an attitude" and I think you mean 'positive' attitude
  • Lesson 1: I recommend that you provide more guidance during this first lesson. Think about what would your learner would have to do in order to move from the first through the fifth objective. One way would be to direct them to the graphic on the intro and ask them to evaluate the resources you give to framework it provides: Skills and Techniques, Creative Expression, Critical analysis, Connections. Another way would be to give your learner an activity to do that answers the questions you pose at the bottom under “Looking ahead to assessment on the last page:”

Those questions are excellent and could play a more integral part of the lesson so that learners know what you are asking them to look for. You might give them a writing assignment (compare the resources, discuss how to use these, or reflect on how to use these?

-- Samantha Schwartz (talk) 17:39, 28 April 2014 (EDT)

Jen- I really like the flow of your mini-course. It is very easy to follow and filled with GREAT resources. I especially like that you use so many different forms of media in your course. The pictures you used are colorful and you did a good job at making me want to continue learning. It looks like you put in a lot of hard work and it paid off!

Reflection -- Chris Mandato (talk) 09:52, 30 April 2014 (EDT)

Hey Jen,

What I like/What worked well:

I think your course is laid out excellently. I like how you used a specific graphic when you offered a video. It flows very nicely both visually and in terms of your objectives. You provide a lot of resources, and someone could definitely benefit from the information found in your information (I actually might borrow some for my own teaching). I like that your assessment encourages the learner to apply their learning and reflect on their experience.

What you might consider:

Providing return links to all segments of your course on each lesson so it's a little easier to navigate. Also, I was thinking it might be nice if you provided one piece of research for the learner to read in terms of the benefit for integrating technology into the piano lesson.


Re: Reflection -- Jennifer Slauson (talk) 12:30, 30 April 2014 (EDT)


Thanks for the feedback. I did provide a reading source on my introductory page under links at the bottom. I was not sure where to put it. Maybe I will move it up. Thanks!