Collaborative Learning Over Broadband Internet: “Dialog Through Music”
Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Center have partnered with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC), CANARIE (Canada’s Advanced Internet Development Organization) and the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation in exploratory application of tomorrow’s Internet for international learning.
On October 4, 2000, while the National Arts Centre Orchestra is in the Middle East, Maestro Zukerman will lead “Dialog Through Music,” where Israeli, Palestinian, and Canadian youth will share their emotional and creative responses to Beethoven’s famous melody “Ode to Joy” (from the Ninth Symphony). Three groups of ten high school students connected by live video, with Israeli students and Maestro Zukerman in Tel Aviv, Palestinian students in Jerusalem, and Canadian students in Ottawa.
Maestro Zukerman’s extensive experience with live video violin teaching, and the potential for the National Arts Center to use broadband learning technologies to build passion for the arts among all Canadians, makes this partnership between Arts and Sciences an exciting opportunity to explore our future.
High-speed connectivity for this project was provided by CA*net3, STAR TAP and the Internet 2 in Israel.