Bridging the Gap Using Access Grid Video Collaboration Technology: A Case Study in Music Performance Education across Two Continents

March 1, 2013

  • Researchers employed a mixed-methods design of inquiry involving survey designs and phenomenological methods research techniques to determine the Access Grid’s effectiveness for remote music performance education and to assess the students’ impression of this videoconferencing system.
  • The configuration method and setup for this delivery were complex, involving a cyclic process of refinement by researcher observations and discussions with the student performers and the teacher after each class.
  • Student responses indicate that despite the technical complexities of configuring the equipment for music performance, the Access Grid provided a learning experience comparable to that of a typical classroom environment and in some respects superior


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