Michelle Beck

Date of Award

Fall 2020

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation


School of Music

First Advisor

JD Shaw


Inarguably one of the most abrupt changes our education system has seen in the last 50 years, online learning has swept the country. To protect both the health and safety of its citizens, the country has shifted to an online format. With this change comes opportunity for growth and advancement of online learning curriculum. At the same time, this quick move has led many educators through an uncomfortable reassessment of teaching practice and pedagogical approach. In this document I will examine the many aspects of e-learning. E-learning is defined as “utilizing electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom.”1 I will have communication with a large number of collegiate horn teachers during the final weeks of the 2020 school year to discuss a wide variety of topics surrounding e-learning. The problems and potential solutions surrounding electronic learning will be explored in this paper through interviews focusing on anecdotal teaching experiences.


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