Professor of of Music Steve Everett‘s digital sound design class for winter 2013 is featured in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution’s article on online classes (Open online classes transform Georgia colleges, Dec. 27, 2012). The course provides an overview of the fundamental principles of sound and the factors that determine audio perception — it also explores techniques of recording, mixing, processing, synthesis, sampling, analysis, and editing of digital audio. There’s still time to sign up!
Cameras filmed Emory University professor Steve Everett as he recorded a lesson for a digital sound design class.
He teaches a popular music class on campus, but it can only accommodate 15 students. Yet, more than 20,000 people are expected to take his class in January when it is offered as a massive open online course, or MOOC.
These online courses are revolutionizing higher education as they give students free access worldwide to content and faculty offered by elite colleges. About 2 million students have signed up for the classes this year, and two Georgia colleges — Emory and Georgia Tech — are among those participating. Georgia Tech started this fall, and Emory begins in January.
Colleges are on the cusp of a major transformation as they test what they can provide through advanced technology and how they can operate more efficiently. They are discussing how to provide a richer learning experience online and in traditional classrooms.
“The model of higher education is changing,” said Lynn Zimmerman, Emory’s senior vice provost. “We are at the forefront of the experiment, and I don’t think anyone can predict where it will go.”