Developing online music pedagogy (Pedagogy, Teaching and Learning Practices)
Faculty Professional Development in Online Environments (Online PD)
Innovative technology use for teaching and learning (Technology Adoption; Diffusion of Innovation for Teaching and Learning)
Learning and teaching music in an online environment (Online Learning)
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 her local (Calgary Arts Development Association) and international arts communities. 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 undergrad