musiced2eLearningworld News from Australia

Sydney University launches a MOOC this month with focus on bringing Music Education into the 21st Century. The main target group is music educators all over the world that want to develop their teaching with digital tools and motivate their students with the new possibilities. The MOOC is developed by Dr James Humberstone, an active composer and lecturer at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and he hopes that the MOOC will educate teachers but also boost interest of music education in general. Dr Humberstone explains: “The role that music plays in the development of children’s brains, promoting resourcefulness, initiative and creative thinking is well-known. These skills are the key to abstract thinking, which is what studying music develops.” The MOOC is delivered in co-operation with Coursera. Source: Sydney University