HERNDON, Virginia, February 1, 2022 / PRNewswire / –
“One of the most powerful forces in the contemporary global music scene, and therefore deserving of much broader study, is African American music.”
– Stan Breckenridge, Fulbright Scholar, professor and musician.
Connect For Education, Inc. (C4E), a leading provider of EdTech educational platforms and materials, is honored to commemorate Black History Month 2022 with the announcement of the release of its new OnAfrican American Music (OAAM) music course. From the 1600s to the present, OAAM illuminates the historical depth and profound impact of African American music in both the United States and the world.
Drawing on contributions from highly respected scholars and musicians, OAAM is rich in resources that broaden students’ awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the diversity and richness of this vibrant musical tradition. Learn more about OAAM.
OnAfrican American Music is the latest addition to the C4E catalog online music courses powered by OnMusic Companion, a fully integrated learning platform that provides flexible and convenient access to a large collection of musical resources and interactive teaching tools for music instructors.
As one of the first comprehensive online courses on this topic, OAAM takes students on an epic journey to discover the many genres of African American music, both secular and religious, such as plantation songs, popular spirituals, ragtime, blues, jazz, gospel, R&B , songs for freedom, hip-hop and neo-soul. At the same time, the course provides an accurate history of the pivotal role music has played in shaping the lives of African Americans. Brandon Reid, Education & Development Manager del National Museum of African American Music, called this work “an important addition to the resources available for educators to feel confident in teaching American history through the lens of black music and the many songs that have told our collective stories.”
To make this exciting learning experience available to the widest possible audience, the OAAM will be offered as an independent author-led study program, as well as a credit course at academic institutions nationwide. Campus without walls, an educational initiative that harnesses the power of public schools and technology to promote greater equity, access, opportunity and liberation for all, will soon announce an OAAM pilot project for K-12 students.
To discover the inspiration, passion and hope for the future that OAAM embodies, we invite you to participate in an exciting live event online with the authors in the program a 1:00 PM EST on February 17.
Learn about Connect for Education
Connect For Education Inc. (C4E) is a global full-service ed-tech company providing innovative teaching and learning solutions serving higher education, primary and secondary education, government and corporate institutions. Highly flexible and customizable products and services include integrated learning platforms, teaching and assessment tools, offering interactive, intuitive, engaging and accessible courses and apps.
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