AHSS Lunchtime Research Seminar - Dr Cheng (CSCI) talks about design and affordances of music games

Events — Talk Online
20 April 2022, 12:30

The rapid development of entertainment technology and other environmental factors such as the presence of pandemic have made video games an indispensable part of young people’s life. While many of them prefer playing music games over musical instruments, the potential of what could be learnt and made available to learn from the gaming experience are yet to be explored. This webinar presents the current development and research projects by Lee Cheng, which provide insights to the intersection among music, technology and education. It reports the learning design and work-in-progress of a music mobile app development which aims to make available music-making abilities for people with special needs, and findings of a research study that analyse the educational affordances of commercially available music games. Approaches on how the stimulating effects of gameplay experience could be incorporated in music learning and teaching will also be discussed, as well as the careful consideration on its limitation to avoid undesirable learning outcomes.

Lee Cheng is an interdisciplinary artist-teacher and researcher. His research and artistic interests include music, technology, education, immersive and interactive media, digital and sonic arts, law and policy. He is currently working as Associate Professor in Games at Anglia Ruskin University. He also serves as Convenor of the Music Technology Special Interest Group at International Society for Music Education (ISME) and Council Member of Royal Musical Association (RMA).

A photo of Dr Cheng standing using equipment.
A photo of Dr Cheng using equipment.

Event contact: jorg.fachner@aru.ac.uk