Digital audio in United States higher education audio recording technology programs
Phillip Avary Terrell, Georgia State University, United States
Georgia State University . Awarded
Undergraduate audio Recording Technology Programs (RTPs) are experiencing changes as digital audio technology is adopted. This investigation reports the effects and implications of the adoption of software-based digital audio on the four major components of an undergraduate recording program—identified within the literature as curriculum, faculty, facilities, and instructional technology. To this end, a survey of selected undergraduate recording technology program directors was performed. The intended outcomes of this research were the development of a descriptive profile of audio programs to facilitate program proliferation and to identify how software-based digital is currently, and over the next 4 years, impacting the RTPs.
The results of the survey showed that the software-based Digital Audio Workstation has emerged as the primary instructional medium and has, to varying degrees, been integrated into all four components of these programs. Additionally, the directors predictions concerning their programs showed, for example, curriculum consolidation and program expansion among the anticipated benefits of software-based digital in 2003. However, a number of the programs were shown to be both partially informed and ill-prepared for full adoption of the Digital Audio Workstation into their programs. Significant issues of academic preparedness among program faculty were likewise found. Recommendations for the correction of these issues are presented.
Terrell, P.A. Digital audio in United States higher education audio recording technology programs. Ph.D. thesis, Georgia State University.
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