Digital technologies and the mediation of undergraduate students' collaborative music compositional practices

Elizabeth Dobson, Karen Littleton
2015 Journal of Educational Media  
Music education is supported by an increasing range of digital technologies that afford a remarkable divergence of opportunities for learning within the classroom. Musical creativities are not, however, limited to classroom situations; all musicians are engage in work that traverses multiple social and physical settings (Burnard 2014). Guided by sociocultural theory of human action, this paper presents a case-study analysis of two computer-based composers creating one soundtrack together.
more » ... ing how collaborative work was undertaken in all of the naturally occurring settings, this paper shows how the students' inter-relationships with technology constituted their understandings, creative output and their ecology of practice. The research contributes new knowledge about how digitally resourced creating is shaped by remote, remembered, hypothetical and imagined digital technologies. It also shows how technology-mediated co-creating is a complex interactional accomplishment; implicating the value of long-term multi-setting digital co-creating to higher mental development through discourse within music education.
doi:10.1080/17439884.2015.1047850 fatcat:xqjma6bes5cphjr5c3ctffhuy4