Sound and interaction for K-12 mediated education

David Birchfield, Thomas Ciufo, Harvey Thornburg, Wilhelmina Savenye

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


Through experiences with developing technologies available on the Internet, in video games, and in new media entertainment, many of our students' social and intellectual experiences utilize digital media in some fashion. The ever increasing accessibility of sophisticated media tools suggests that such enabling technologies could be ubiquitous in our classrooms and might soon serve as a foundation for learning. However, meaningful integration of interactive digital media is limited by a number of challenges relating to tools, curricula, and evaluation. Our work in K-12 Mediated Education takes an innovative approach to these challenges and utilizes methodologies drawn from interactive computer music for the realization of constructive learning environments that enrich students' understanding of sound and movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2006
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2006 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2006Nov 11 2006


OtherInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2006
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Music

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Birchfield, D., Ciufo, T., Thornburg, H., & Savenye, W. (2006). Sound and interaction for K-12 mediated education. In International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2006 (pp. 431-436). International Computer Music Association.