Music is an effective way to enhance your course and the overall learning experience. For example, it seems like a no-brainer to use music to teach learners how to play or tune an instrument. Developers might also use music at the beginning of a course to draw in learners to explore important content.
You can even deliver feedback with music: Try an upbeat jingle when a learner answers a quiz question correctly. And a slower, more dramatic tune when they get an answer wrong. That way learners get multiple cues to help them recognize where they need to improve.
The E-Learning Heroes community has lots of music-inspired examples. We’ve picked a couple of our favorites to share with you:
- Learn the basics of playing the cello in this example by Kathy Currey, and test your new knowledge with a series of drag-and-drop interactions.
- Try Lori Carlson’s piano-themed click-and-reveal interaction to see how major scales are formed.
- Test your musical ear with Samuel Apata’s music sound puzzle—it’s a fun way for newbies to identify and listen to different types of instruments.
- See what’s possible when you use multimedia content to guide learners through a process in this tutorial by Daniel Sweigert.
If you’re interested in learning more about using music in your projects, check out these helpful resources:
- 12 Interactive Examples for Learning to Play Musical Instruments Online #231
- How to Use Audio, Music, and Sound Effects to Enhance Your E-Learning
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