Musical non-formal learning in digital learning environments
The project ‘Musicalytics’ is a cooperation of the Institute for Informationmanagement Bremen with the Institute for Music Education Research of the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, in which we concentrate on the ways and strategies that people use in non-formal settings to gain special competencies in the field of music.
For this purpose, we provide data-generating learning opportunities. To visualize ways of learning and digital tracks, methods from the field of computer science are used and combined, so that learning processes and learning paths can be logged and evaluated automatically.
In the context of a course at two music schools, the participants will work on various theoretical and practical topics from the field of music. The way in which the participants deal with the given tasks and what materials they use is recorded by qualitative and quantitative methods and evaluated by means of “learning analytics” as well as from a technical perspective. In addition, data about metacognitive processes is collected and analyzed and will be included in the evaluation.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of education and research (BMBF).