AES New York 2013
Paper Session P3

P3 - Audio Education

Thursday, October 17, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm (Room 1E07)

Timothy J. Ryan, Webster University - St. Louis, MO, USA

P3-1 Music to Our Ears: The Effect of Background Music in Higher Education Learning EnvironmentsAdam J. Hill, University of Derby - Derby, Derbyshire, UK
Learning and teaching practice in higher education has embraced various forms of technology over recent years directed at enhancing the learning experience. Background music is well-known to benefit learning in elementary schools but has been largely ignored in higher education. There is evidence that background music is particularly beneficial for students with previous musical training, which is important for educators of audio engineering or similar courses linked closely with music. This work aims to determine if there are merits to background music in higher education and to point toward future work required to give definitive proof.
Convention Paper 8932 (Purchase now)

P3-2 Recording History in Audio EducationJeffrey Ratterman, Front Range Community College - Fort Collins, CO, USA
This research will discuss the state of history education for the audio recording field. As the audio industry evolves, it is becoming more apparent that its history, for purposes of teaching, is rather unorganized. Also, on the whole, students learning the practice of audio recording are not being well educated in its history. As a result, students studying to become audio experts are not gaining awareness of a fundamental aspect of the field. This report surveys experiences and viewpoints of professionals, highlights existing recording history in audio education, and explores methods for audio history pedagogy. In addition, a suggested framework of historical periods of audio is presented and a concise list of resources is suggested.
Convention Paper 8933 (Purchase now)

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