November 17, 2010

Children’s Music Play and Video Game Technology

Posted by Dr. Laura Guertin

For 2010-2011, I was selected as one of four Penn State faculty members for the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Fellowship program.  This experience in having my own 3-member “design team” work with me on develop new and innovative ways to use geospatial programs such as Google Earth in my courses.

But I must mention one of additional bonuses of being a TLT Fellow – getting to know the other faculty fellows and learning about their projects.  One of the fascinating projects I’ve been following this summer and fall semester is Ann Clement’s project on Musical Play: Sing, Dance, Play, Create!  She is investigating the sociocultural and music impact of music-based video games on children.  It is interesting to think about how the Wii and Guitar Hero may be impacting kids.

I encourage you to visit her project website to learn more about her work!