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Electronic Music Interactive

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

4 stars
Content Quality: 4 stars
Effectiveness: 4 stars
Ease of Use: 4 stars
Reviewed: Nov 26, 2002 by Music
Overview: Electronic Music Primer is an interactive and cross-referenced primer that offers definitions and examples of music technology terms and processes.
Learning Goals: The major learning goal of this site is to familarize students with the terminology of music technology.
Target Student Population: This site is directed at college level music technology students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Basic computer and Internet skills are the only prerequisite knowledge needed to access and use this site.
Type of Material: Reference material.
Recommended Uses: This site could be used as an online "pocket dictionary" of music technology terms.
Technical Requirements: Users will need to download the Macromedia Shockwave Player plug-in. Formatting of the Shockwave text and images can vary on different computers.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: The text is clear and accurate. The topics are basic and primarily directed at beginning music technology students.
Concerns: None.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: The concise explanations and illustrations are areas where this site is particulary effective as a teaching tool.
Concerns: Animation would add a greater level of interaction.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4 stars
Strengths: This site is easy to use for both students and teachers.
Concerns: None.

Other Issues and Comments: None.