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Teaching students across the world: videoconferencing at the RCM Dr T â nia Lisboa Centre for the Study of Music Performance Funded by Prince Consort Foundation. Outline. Background to RCM projects Initial aims at the RCM Collaborating with ANNIE (University of Warwick) Implementing

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Teaching students across the world:videoconferencing at the RCM

Dr Tânia Lisboa

Centre for the Study of Music Performance

Funded by Prince Consort Foundation


Outline
Outline

  • Background to RCM projects

    • Initial aims at the RCM

    • Collaborating with ANNIE (University of Warwick)

  • Implementing

    • Partnership with Imperial College

    • Videoconference events at the RCM (Funded by Prince Consort Foundation)

    • The professors and students’ experience

  • Discussion


Background
Background

Initial aims

  • To find out about the technology

  • To explore possibilities of using videoconferencing within the context of RCM e-learning strategies

  • To exchange musical experiences and to further develop RCM relationships with partner institutions abroad


Initial stages
Initial Stages

  • Investigating the available technology

  • Attending a workshop on “Teaching using videoconferencing”

  • Exploring different possibilities:

    • Buying the equipment for the RCM

    • Hiring the kit and setting-up the videoconferencing at the RCM

    • Hiring a studio at another location

  • Planning the RCM first videoconferencing event:

    • Contacting with Heads of Department


University of warwick annie project
University of Warwick:ANNIE* Project:

*Accessing and Networking with National and International Expertise


Types of connection
Types of connection

ISDN

  • Advantages: High quality video

  • Disadvantages: Requires a lot of organising; in rooms unsuitable for teaching; technology not “owned”; expensive

    IP + PCs + projection

  • Advantages: Familiar technology; location of technology, easy to use; low or not cost

  • Disadvantages: Low quality; bandwidth problems; permissions through firewalls



Projects at the rcm
Projects at the RCM

Pilot Project

  • Gamelan seminar (March & November 03)

    Following Projects

  • Peer-assessment collaborative project (June 04)

  • Strings workshop (November 04)

  • Piano Masterclass (March 05)

    Future Projects


The rcm gamelan ip connection
THE RCM GAMELAN(IP connection)

“Gamelan Sekar Tunjung Sétå”

(‘White Lotus Flower‘)


Gamelan seminar pilot project eastman school of music november 03
Gamelan Seminar (Pilot Project)Eastman School of Music (November 03)

3rd. NOVEMBER 2003


Results of pilot project
Results of Pilot Project

  • New experience for all participants

  • There was meaningful interaction between professors and students (e.g. discussing learning strategies, performance techniques)

  • First joint music improvisation via videconferencing (?)

  • There is scope for developing a range of musical activities via videoconferencing


Feedback from pilot project
Feedback from pilot project

  • General interest in having further opportunities with professors and students from Institutions that they would not have access otherwise.

  • Interest in taking the Gamelan experience further

  • Participants stated that the experience was highly relevant and that video-conferencing could be used as a supplement to the teaching they receive.


Peer assessment collaborative project university of ulster annie project june 04
Peer-Assessment collaborative projectUniversity of Ulster & ANNIE project (June 04)

  • Participants: Two members of staff and four students from each institution

  • Assessment exercise:

    • Discussion of previously assessed audio performances (UU students)

    • Discussion and assessment of videoed performances


Strings workshop with schools in

The UK(November 04)

  • Violin and cello students (Professors: Mark Messenger and Tânia Lisboa)

  • 6 participants: Three students from each school

  • Future plans: to extend it to include the voice faculty


Piano masterclass cleveland institute of music march 05
Piano masterclassCleveland Institute of Music(March 05)

  • Professors:

    • Yonty Solomon (RCM)

    • Antonio Pompa-Baldi (CIM)

  • Participants: Two students from each Institution

  • Repertoire:

    • Beethoven: Sonata Opus 109

    • Brahms: Opus 118 Klavierstucke

    • Mozart: Fantasy in D minor

    • Liszt: Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Potential for:

    • Exploring a range of musical activities (e.g. chamber music)

    • Exploring issues related to distance learning, widening participation, curriculum development, etc.

    • Further developing international collaborations and relationship with partner institutions


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