Finding the Right Pedagogy and Related Prerequisites for A Two Campus Learning Environment
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Original versioneLearning and Software for Education. 2018, . 10.12753/2066-026X-18-030
A two-campus master in Music, Technology and Communication is being developed as a joint project between The Norwegian University of Science and technology (NTNU) and the University Of Oslo (UIO). Half the students are in Trondheim at the Music Technology Department of NTNU, while the other half will be in Oslo at the Department of Musicology at UIO. The departments at each University will be paired through several types of networked services, supporting sharing of local and remote resources. A "Portal" between the two locations, will facilitate the sharing of resources, audiovisual communication and collaboration in physical and virtually common workspaces. Students can bring their own devices and interconnect with each other and available online resources. Each topic in the master programme will be taught in real time on both locations, with the best local resources that fits the purpose Available resources in the form of teachers, facilitators, equipment and labs are all necessary building blocks in the new master design, as well as the technology behind the "portal" for interconnection between people and resources. Nevertheless, to facilitate and create student active learning, we need adapted pedagogy and related applied methods to the two-campus learning space. We must support and grow a good social and safe learning culture/atmosphere between the students on both locations. This is a prerequisite to facilitate and obtain effective cross-disciplinary teamwork and collaborative skills between the students. Hence, campuses need to be contemplated as a complete network of connected learning environments, where learning happens within a range of different types of pedagogies, spaces and technologies, which we can define as the learning spectrum. In this paper, we will present and discuss different pedagogical approaches related to a learning spectrum defined by the two-campus master, which can be applied and developed to provide the students with the 21st century soft and core skills.