The Impact of Recording Technology in Formal and Informal Learning.
Thomas Alva Edison’s phonograph is the first invention of recording technology in human history. This technology quickly changes the way music is heard, learnt and produced. Through listening to our and others’ playing, recording technology evokes a self-examining progress. Furthermore, the reproduction of recordings, or indeed the development of twentieth-first century digital technology accelerates the interchanges of information and globalization. The influence continues to affect modern education, both in formal and informal learning. With easy access to information, the learning progress could become more effective but could have its potential downsides. This lecture discusses the origin of recording, and the impact of recording practice in musical performances, and how recording technology affects the teaching and learning progress in modern days. This lecture will also explore the psychological factors, social integration, and cognitive process in performance under the influence of recording technology.