Music Education Diaspora Page Updated… WHAT?
The Music Education (ME) Diaspora page has been updated here at MusTech.Net. It’s been awhile, some projects have been on the back burner for almost two years and it was time to do a little “house-keeping”… So what is the ME Diaspora project?
It’s what I do. It’s all about the Dispersion of Music Education information throughout the Web through any and all online resources and means. It’s about connecting people with each other and with Music Education information through RSS feeds, ATOM feeds, the Social Aggregation of multiple Web 2.0 technologies, and any other way that we can push information out electronically and “virally” through the Internet. Then… it’s all about the sharing, discussing, innovating, creating, and the dispersion of any and all “new” information generated in the process. Next… we do it all over again…
One of the related items that I am the most excited about with regard to connecting and sharing information via a social network is the ability to integrate many of the “Social Media Technologies” together with each other -creating a larger “web of reach”. At the MusicPLN.org we are using a WordPress integration called BuddyPress to create an advanced Social Network for Music Educators. Peter Hofman has developed a “plug-in” called BuddyStream that I am also helping to develop and support that integrates Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Last.fm, YouTube and soon SoundCloud, LinkedIn, and Cinchcast. Through these “social inter-connections”, we are enabled to reach farther and connect more people and information together.
If you are interested in seeing some of my latest projects relating to this “diaspora”, you may check out my static page about my projects here on MusTech.Net. There are many of “us” moving, creating, innovating, and “corralling” the online information datastream as it pertains to Music Education… If you are “new” to all of this and want to get “tapped” into our online community of Music Educators quickly, I suggest you start by reading this article by myself and Andy Zweibel at the NAMM Support Music Site.
View the ME Diaspora page directly here: http://mustech.net/sharing-music-ed-viral
Are you up to some cool integrations in this regard? Let us know in the comment section below!
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.