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DREAM-ing in Spain

We’ve just returned from the international e-Learning conference held in Las Palmas, Spain. It was an amazing gathering – an intense several days, with very focused and engaged participants. We presented a paper on DREAM, highlighting the ways that this music tool has been used since its release less than a year ago. The paper Read More

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Congress — CSSE

Members of our research team have been presenting papers at the Congress: Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), which is taking place at the University of Ottawa. Our papers are based on our project findings, including data from our studio case studies as well as the national surveys that were conducted in 2014. Read More

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Stories from Scotland

Members of the MEDA team have just completed five successful days of meetings and conference sessions in Scotland. One of the highlights was the opportunity to showcase the tools in the Music Tool Suite to colleagues at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. There, we met with Andrew Comrie, Director of Academic Innovation, and Read More

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iSCORE in Dublin, Ireland

The Ireland International Conference on Education is taking part in Dublin Ireland Oct 21 – 23, 2013. Rena Upitis and Philip Abrami presented a paper focusing on how iSCORE supports the development of self-regulation in young musicians. The ideas were enthusiastically received — especially by colleagues from South Africa and Qatar. It seems as if Read More

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Music Matters at MIT

On Tuesday, October 18, iSCORE Principal Investigator, Rena Upitis, spent the day at the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There, she gave a presentation titled Why Music Matters (including a brief discussion of iSCORE), met with doctoral students, and had the opportunity to tour some of the learning labs. Of particular Read More

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Wintergreen Camerata

Those of you with a musical bent may recognize the reference to the Florentine Camerata in the title of this post. The Florentine Camerata was a group of humanists, intellectuals, musicians, and poets of the late Italian Renaissance, who gathered under the patronage of Count Giovanni de’ Bardi to discuss and debate all manner of Read More