This eLearning project has the following objectives:
- To further develop new pedagogical paradigms for the fields of aural training, analysis, harmony and world and popular musics, using existing technology in a networked environment.
- To design modules, resources and tools for music professionals as a source for continuing education.
- To design further modules, resources and tools for both teachers and students in institutions for music education and training for young people in primary and secondary schools.
- To make learning with this system a primarily musical experience, with the emphasis on the relation between practice and theory.
- To develop a handbook with guidelines outlining the access to the MusicWeb framework, including standard methodologies for designing courseware-materials within the MusicWeb context.
- To encourage the production of new modules on local levels, with feedback from an editorial board.
- To integrate MusicWeb in the existing curricula of institutions for music education and training.
- To add a European dimension to the already existing provisions in this field on national level, by linking these provisions on an international level and customise the materials to use in different European languages and countries.
- To reach a wider consortium of registered users who will be able to contribute new materials as well as make use of the existing packages.
- To evaluate and disseminate results on a European level through special seminars, practical workshops, congress presentations and publications, both on paper and on-line.
- To produce a handbook on integrating materials into existing courses and on designing new music courses based on Computer Based Teaching and Learning techniques.
- To deliver hands-on seminars and produce a guide to technical set-up (generic hardware and software specifications for receiving workstations).
The project consortium consists of the following partners with specific roles within the project:
- The Royal Conservatory of The Hague is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the project, including the maintenance of the central multimedia server. This means updating the system to be compatible with new browser technology, adapting the framework to the current needs and implementing new ideas of the Steering Group. Furthermore the institution will provide authoring tools to simplify the creation of content materials. The institution is represented by Mr. Karst de Jong (project coordinator) and by Mr. Paul Mourus (computer programming).
- The Department of Music of Glasgow University has been involved with the technical coordination of the project. The institution is represented by Mrs. Carola Boehm and Dr. John Patterson.
- The University of Darmstadt of Technology is responsible for the use and integration of GUIDO MusicNotation, which is a general purpose formal language for representing score level music. GUIDO provides means to integrate musical scores into content. The institution is represented by Mr. Jürgen Kilian.
- The IRCAM Research Institute in Paris (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) has provided MusicWeb with additional content for music education materials, such as OASIS, an intelligent annotation system for music. The institution is represented by Mr. Olivier Lescurieux.
- Kingston University has investigated the possibilities for the integration of MusicWeb with other eLearning systems. The institution is represented by Prof. Stephen Arnold and Dr. Howard Fredrics.
- The Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover has developed content material, specifically for young students and children for use in primary and secondary education. The institution is represented by Mr. Christoph Hempel.
- The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) has been responsible for the dissemination of the project results by presenting MusicWeb on a European wide level in conferences and publications. It was also actively involved in the organisation of the meetings and dissemination seminars. The AEC is represented by Mr. Martin Prchal and Ms. Sofie Truwant.
- The institutions for professional training (Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, North Netherlands Conservatoire Groningen, Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo, Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Malmö Musikhögskolan and the Conservatoire de Paris) have been involved with the organisation of specialised dissemination seminars for teachers and students.