Redefining the “C” in MOOC from “Course” to “Community”: The Design, Implementation, and Evolution of

This is the abstract for a presentation I’ve been invited to give in September at the International Music Institutes Leadership Forum (IMILF) to be held at the China Conservatory in Beijing as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. I’ll be speaking about the design, implementation and evolution of our Play … Continue Reading →



Partnerships and Practices: Exploring the Musical Roles of Producer and Engineer with Pre-service Music Educators – Rock & Roles 2012

S. Alex Ruthmann & Bradford Swanson University of Massachusetts Lowell Abstract In the United States, few pre-service music educators have had extended prior experiences as popular music performers or producers in their formal schooling. Those that have often find few opportunities in teacher training programs to express and further develop … Continue Reading →

2011 – Year in Review

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated this blog. The reality is that I’ve been finding less and less time for the longer posts that generally fit the category of “blog.” Instead, I’ve been curating a lot of content and posting links to the interesting things going on via … Continue Reading →

ATMI 2007 Pre-conference Technology Bootcamp

Using Blogs to Facilitate College Courses – 2006-2007 ISU Music in Special Education ISU Technology for Musicians ISU Elementary General Music Methods Using Social Networks to Facilitate College Courses – 2007-2008 ISU Secondary General Music Methods ISU Technology for Musicians Other Examples of Online Collaborative Tools in Music and Music … Continue Reading →