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Dr

Carol Johnson

Snr Lecturer In Music (Online Learning & Ed Tech)
Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music
Online Learning
Online PD
Pedagogy
Technology Adoption; Diffusion of Innovation for Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning Practices
online learning
music
social sciences
education & educational research
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Dr

Carol Johnson

 
Division
Fine Arts And Music
 
Primary Interest
Developing online music pedagogy
Carol Johnson's Profile Picture
Dr

Carol Johnson

 

Carol Johnson (Ph.D., M.M., B.Ed.) is a Senior Lecturer in Music (Online Learning and Educational Technologies) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

She received her PhD in Educational Technology (Learning Sciences) from the University of Calgary (Calgary, AB), her Master of Music degree from Belmont University (Nashville, TN) and her Bachelor of Education (Secondary Music and Mathematics) from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB). She is the inaugural Werklund Doctoral Fellow (2014-2015). She has received over $90,000 in awards and scholarships for her research, academic achievement and music performance.

Carol’s career expertise covers three major arenas: saxophone performance, online music and technology innovation and pedagogy. An innovative and established music educator and professional recording artist (two solo saxophone instrumental releases), Carol has also given her leadership to assist local and international and international arts communities (e.g., CADA - Calgary Arts Development Association). She has assisted in the establishment of two music schools for rural music students in Resistencia, Argentina and Guazacapan, Guatemala. Carol's educational contributions focus on building resources for future musicians and music educators. She is the founder of The Virtual School of Music and her contribution to teaching young students (e.g., Music Discovery for Kids resources) have been recognized and endorsed by numerous Grammy award winners, including Robert Sterling, Chester Thompson, and saxophonist, Kirk Whalum.

Carol believes that supporting learners in developing their skills as active participants in their learning is key to developing our future musicians, and education leaders and researchers. As such, she has spent the majority of her teaching career supporting learners (both students and faculty) through experiential learning activities. This includes eight years of teaching post-secondary and three years teaching K-12. Her undergraduate music courses (i.e., Music Theory, Music Technology and Applied Saxophone), and masters level education courses (i.e., Inquiry and Society, Distributed Technologies in Education and Design-Based Assessment) supported students through the use of technologies and innovations through participatory and collaborative pedagogical scaffolding and learning tasks. Her earlier tenure as an Educational Consultant for a school board with 8,000 teachers, and eight years as facilitator/producer for the Online Learning Consortium (formerly known as Sloan-C) focused on creating online professional development courses for higher education faculty and administrators. These courses provided participants with resources they could immediately use and activities that they could develop for use with their own faculty and students.

Carol’s research is centred around online music education and teaching and learning online. This research explores teaching and learning in the online environment (i.e., teaching and learning music online, development of online music pedagogy) as well as researching innovations for teaching and learning through technology implementation and adoption (i.e., technology/innovation adoption for faculty, collaborative learning, online orientation programs for students, and makerspaces).

Building on her educational leadership and professional writing expertise to develop music curricula, Carol has witnessed how music education not only enhances the human experience, but how it can empower a community to rise above social inequalities. Seeking to provide music education for all people groups, whether geographically isolated or financially impoverished, Carol continues to research ways to use current technology to connect music students with expert music educators.

See https://research.carolj.net for more specific research detail.

Projects

Displaying the 3 most recent projects by Carol Johnson.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Carol Johnson.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2020

2020 TACTL Early Career Scholar Award

American Educational Research Association

2019

2019 Emerging Scholar Award

Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)

2018

Outstanding paper award for Experience of Virtual Writing Groups, Going Beyond Geographic Boundaries (Johnson & Lock, 2018)

E-Learn World Conference

2017

Knowledge Mobilization Award 2017

Werkund School of Education, University of Calgary

2016

2016 National Recognition Award for Ph.D. Dissertation

Canadian Society for the Study of Education

2015

John Petrie Scholarship ($10,000)

University of Calgary

2015

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

University of Calgary, Alberta Tri-Council

2014

Werklund Doctoral Fellow Scholarship and Prize ($25,000)

Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

2014

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

University of Calgary, Alberta Tri-Council

2013

Faculty of Education, Emdowment Graduate Scholarship ($5,000)

Faculty of Education, University of Calgary

2013

Open Doctoral Scholarship ($10,000)

University of Calgary

2012

Graduate Student Scholarship (13,500)

Faculty of Education, University of Calgary

2001

Outstanding Graduate Music Student Award Winner

School of Music, Belmont University

2001

Concerto Competition Winner (2001)

School of Music, Belmont University

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Snr Lecturer In Music (Online Learning & Ed Tech)

Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music

Professional Member

Music Australia

Professional Member

Association for Technology in Music Education (ATMI)

Professional Member

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)

Professional Member

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)

Professional Member

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Professional Member

Society for Research in Higher Education (United Kingdom)

Professional Member

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)

Professional Member

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Professional Member

American Federation of Musicians (Local 300)

Education

Education


Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Technology

University of Calgary

Master of Music (Saxophone Pedagogy)

Belmont University

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Music and Mathematics)

University of Alberta

Jazz Performance Diploma

MacEwan University

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