Music can feel like a tricky subject to introduce learners to with e-learning. Some instructional designers struggle to imagine teaching it any other way than with the instructor and the instrument physically in the room with the learner. But wait! Do you hear that? It’s the oh-so-sweet sound of eight music-themed examples created by the skillful members of the E-Learning Heroes community.
Have a look (and a listen!):
- This entertaining DJ table example by Mark Weingarten proves that you can use e-learning to teach anyone to lay down some sick beats.
- Do you have perfect pitch? Take a peek at James Hron’s music-themed example to try your hand at identifying the notes you hear played on the piano.
- This digital piano lesson book by Nicki Berry includes a clever knowledge check to teach learners where to find the notes on the keyboard.
- Think you have a musical ear? See how many musical instruments you can recognize just by their sound in this instrumental quiz by Tracy Carroll.
- This musical fill-in-the-blanks game by Ridvan Saglam is perfect for testing learners’ knowledge of popular songs.
- See how to combine animal sounds to create harmonies in this creative example by Jodi Sansone.
- Looking for a lean-forward activity to help learners identify the different parts of an instrument? Try using a drag-and-drop like Kathy Currey did in this course on playing the cello.
- This guide to Greek folk music by Teo Karageorgakis shows that with the right combination of audio and imagery, you can take learners on a cultural adventure without going anywhere.
If these examples are music to your ears, then head on over to the Examples hub for more design inspiration. And if you’re looking for some other e-learning pros to bounce ideas off of, jump into the Building Better Courses forum.