507 Ukulele Learning: Exploring the Relationships Between Music and Learning

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, November 17

Instructional Design


A large amount of research in recent years has explored the value that music has for the brain and learning. Everyone has experienced it in some way, be it from listening to music while studying, learning something from a catchy song, or learning to play an instrument.

In this session, you will explore the many relationships between music and learning. You will examine and discuss how people learn to play an instrument—there will even be ukuleles available for some to participate hands-on—and what this might mean for learning in general. Using the introductory ukulele lesson as a framework, this fun session will help you explore the many ways that music impacts and enhances learning. (Ukuleles made available during this session will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Nevada UMC after the conference.)

In this session, you will learn:

  • How music enhances learning
  • How people learn to play an instrument, and what that means for learning
  • How music might enhance your practices
  • How to play a ukulele!

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

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Jane Bozarth

Director of Research

The Learning Guild

Jane Bozarth, the director of research for The Learning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina's award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.

Shawn Rosler

Instructional Designer

Red Nucleus

Shawn Rosler is an instructional designer for Red Nucleus. A developer of dynamic, interactive, and highly efficient computer and web-based training for over 20 years; he’s also a frequent contributor to industry-based publications. From adult learning theory to the real-world application of converting instructor- led training to a computer or web base, he is an evangelist for economic effectiveness.

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