Jason Chen - Further Perspective

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To follow up the trends from an Asian perspective in globalization and technology provided by the core perspective, this section further discusses the recent development of mobile learning in music education and the ICT in music education in Hong Kong. A detailed study of 120 teachers including 60 in-service teachers and 60 pre-service teachers’ concerns and expectations regarding mobile learning in the music curriculum was conducted in 2014 and 2015 respectively in Hong Kong.

The top three concerns among teachers were equipment set up, technical support, and financial burden. The top three expectations are e-learning resources, interactive functions, and self-directed learning. An ecology of ICT in music education as an ‘outside in-inside out’ relationship is proposed, where cultural practices involving mobile learning can be brought into the school, enhanced at school and then fed back into the digital world at large.