Access to and Acquisition of Digital Audiorelated Skills for Students in Humanities and Culture-Related Courses in Higher Education – As Easy as an E Major Chord?

Proceedings of The 3rd Global Conference on Education and Teaching

Year: 2022

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Access to and Acquisition of Digital Audiorelated Skills for Students in Humanities and Culture-Related Courses in Higher Education – As Easy as an E Major Chord?

Katrin Fritsche

 

ABSTRACT: 

The following article focuses a pedagogical, technical, and specific implementation-related topic of digitized teaching and learning processes: the usability of a DAW in connection with cultural and humanities topics in the context of higher education.
The core topic of humanities research and education is culture and cultural processes, material as well as immaterial. Sound, music, and rhythm play an important role within this. Especially in the digital humanities, the digitally based processing of sound and music is gaining relevance e.g., concerning the design and dissemination of sound within culture-related topics, projects, or research. A software that is freely available to Apple users with the purpose for composing, sampling, processing, and producing music, even for non-musicians or theorists, is GarageBand.
How it is already used in educational fields, what possibilities it offers to work within humanities related teaching and learning contexts and how it can be implemented for digital humanities topics will be shown in this article. Based on this, the draft of a syllabus for the use of the software in a digitally and project-based humanities context with referring links will be presented, and pros and cons of this setting will be pointed out. This contribution gives examples, ideas and invites the reader to try it.

keywords: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design and Lesson Planning, (Digital) Humanities Pedagogy, Digital Tools and Applications, Project-based learning.