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College of Contemporary Music Is Delivering Innovative Digital Curriculum to Students on Mobile Devices
 


Musicians Institute, the College of Contemporary Music, has partnered with app publisher WBH MusicWorks to create the new online MI Bookstore at www.musiciansinstitutebookstore.com. As part of the school’s paperless Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, students in MI’s Performance programs for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard Technology and Vocals can purchase and download interactive textbooks in digital form via WBH’s mobile and desktop Apps. Beginning with the current Fall 2014 academic quarter, materials can be purchased individually or in groups organized by programmatic quarters.
 
“Musicians Institute is dedicated to continually expanding our state-of-the art educational offerings with the latest technology to foster an efficient, 24/7 media-rich learning environment,” said Donny Gruendler, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Musicians Institute. “Our e-book initiative marks the first fully fledged curricular redesign in the College’s history and—most importantly—the new MI Bookstore provides a great resource to help students learn through the multiple mobile and desktop devices they utilize every day.”
 

MI Bookstore materials can be downloaded on each student’s chosen device—including mobile phones, tablets and laptops—and are compatible with iOS, Android & Desktop Reader platforms. As part of Musicians Institute’s revised Performance programs, e-books are integrated with Music Prodigy software to help students improve their skills and accelerate their development. Select lectures can be viewed through online videos, while class time can be focused on hands-on learning and Q&A sessions. The BYOD policy will also integrate video lectures with MI’s existing courses for industry standard software such as P
"}}opellerhead Reason, Avid Pro Tools and Sibelius, Apple Logic, Ableton Live and more.
 
“The online MI Bookstore is such a wonderful opportunity for music students to benefit from a 21st Century education,” said Rob Wallis, President of WBH MusicWorks. “We’re thrilled to make MI’s digital core curricular content available and easily accessible, in order to make the learning process faster and more interactive.”
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