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An Overview of an Online Audio Electronics Curriculum Offered at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

An overview will be given of both the pedagogical and technical design of an online curriculum to teach electronics, specifically analog audio electronics. This approach worked to create enhanced engagement in students and allow students to work on their own schedule while still having instructional support. Engagement is particularly difficult with courses taught online and extra effort must be taken to create activities that will increase student participation, focus, and engagement. A great deal of the engagement in an in-person course comes from the interaction of the people involved in the course, whether instructor or student. Creating methods and compelling reasons for student-student and student-instructor interactions is critical to the success of an online course. One of the benefits of online courses is the ability for students to work according to their own schedule. For an online course to be effective, instructional support must be available during whatever hours the student chooses to work on course materials. It is certainly not possible for an instructor to be always available, but course materials can be designed to provide interactive instructional support. This paper will provide an overview of the course design created to solve the aforementioned problems. This will include both the technical details as well as the pedagogy behind the design.

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