The OU music department is delighted to be part of an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership that has been successful in bidding for funding in order to create an online conducting course and associated new technologies.
Led by University of Stavanger along with the Royal Northern College of Music and the Universidade de Aveiro, the partnership has been granted €436 823 over three years. The project, called ConductIT, will develop educational outputs in the form of online courses in conducting using blended learning and a multi-purpose MOOC to be applied in existing core conducting courses in different national settings across Europe.
The technologies to be developed by the project have the potential to significantly impact how music learning at a distance is developed in future. The bid identified two key strategic priorities, both of which align well with the OU mission: Open and innovative practices in a digital era; and enhancing the quality and relevance of students’ knowledge and skills.
We look forward to working with our colleagues in Norway, Portugal and Manchester.