Internet2 and GÉANT have been partnering for years on Network Performing Arts Production Workshops (NPAPW), organising and hosting yearly conventions in the US and Europe built around the growing collective of art educators, academics and performers. NPAPW gathers a quite large distributed community, mostly based in Europe and North America, but with an increasing representation in Asia/Pacific and Latin America.
The COVID-19 emergency created a sudden shift to online teaching, performing, and student support for many schools, theatres, and art academies around the world. In the spirit of assisting each other in this unprecedented time in our world, the NPAPW community organised a webinar aimed at providing advice and general best practices for teaching performing arts online.
On Thursday 2 April 2020, more than 140 teachers, music performers, researchers and students joined the “Online Teaching Practices” interactive webinar.
The event included a quick overview of available technologies for online teaching practices, an appraisal of tools and experiences to support remote students, followed by more in-depth advice for those teaching online performing arts. Some of the contributions focused on how to adapt teaching and assessment for distance learning in the arts and humanities, others on more advanced tools available within GÉANT and Internet2 or on how to customise and adapt commercial videoconferencing systems and software for music teaching.
The webinar was recorded and available here: https://npapws.org/interactive-webinars/as a resource for those unable to join live.
- Introductions and context setting: Ann Doyle, Internet2, and Domenico Vicinanza, GÉANT
Introduction Ann Doyle & Domenico Vicinanaza
- What is streaming? What is right for you?: Renate Kreil, ACOnet
Renate Kreil – What is streaming, what is right for you
- Basic tips for all audiences new to teaching online: Jesper Anderson, Royal Danish Academy of Music
Jesper Anderson – Basic tips for all audiences new to teaching online
- Using commercial video conferencing tools for music instruction: Justin Trieger, New World Symphony
Justin Trieger – Using commercial video conferencing tools for music instruction
- Adapting pedagogy and assessments for online music education: David Spencer, University of Memphis
David Spencer Adapting pedagogy and assessments for online music education
- Advanced tools for future instruction: Claudio Allocchio, GARR, and Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo, CSUC
Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo and Claudio Allocchio – Advanced tools for future instruction
- Questions and answers
For more information and related resources:
Network-Based Collaborative Music Making
Tools and suggestions for HMEIs during the COVID-19 emergency
For questions to the NPAPW GÉANT and Internet2 experts contact: firstname.lastname@example.org