Title OPEN SoundS - Peer education on the internet for social sounds
Project Number 2011-1-IT1-LEO05-01908
Product plan of survey
Title plan of survey
Product Type website
Marketing Text Research to identify the major information systems (collaborative environments, learning tools, etc.) related to Open Sounds
The research conducted by the partners allowed us to identify the major information systems (collaborative environments, learning tools, etc.) related to Open Sounds
Indeed, the social interaction Web 2.0 music-based platform are getting always more users, which are attracted by tools to easily organize and create the music contents, and by an active participation in the fruition process. In the last years, several services of this kind (N. Bernardini, and G. De Poli, “The Sound and Music Computing Field: Present and Future,” Journal of New Music Research, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2007, pp. 143-148): some of these services are related to music creation. For example, Freesound Project (http://www.freesound.org) is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, providing new ways of accessing these samples. While Freesound focuses only on sounds and not on songs, ccMixter (http://ccmixter.org) is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.
In Europe, the binomial music and technology is present for several years even in an educational context. However, the experiences with collaborative environments that use Web 2.0 technologies are still a limited number, with effects in music teaching and learning outcomes yet to be evaluated.
- Students in the VET system in the partner countries,
- Teachers and trainers in the education and training system connected to the music public and private sectors (educational institutions, regional territorial agencies, etc.),
- Policy makers,
- Any other potential stakeholders of the project
The research conducted by the partners allows us to identify the major information systems (collaborative environments, learning tools, etc.) related to Open Sounds. We classified the systems in three categories: collaborative environments for music-making, educational environments and projects addressing collaborative music, and generic document sharing and collaboration. The last category has been added as our research has shown that most productive collaborative tasks is currently taking place using generic tools such as email and filesharing systems like Dropbox.
This document aims to define the guidelines for an analysis of learning environments for the remote collaboration in music designed to support educational practice, with particular reference to the situation of Great Britain, Denmark and Italy, countries partners of the project.
Area of application
Post-secondary non-tertiary education
Product Languages English