It appears that Musicians Institute students for the Fall 2014 academic quarter won't have to load up their gig bags and backpacks with heavy volumes of learning materials.
The college — in partnership with app publisher WBH MusicWorks — is offering interactive textbooks for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers at www.musiciansinstitutebookstore.com.
Part of Musicians Institute's "Bring Your Own Device" policy, students in the school's Performance programs for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard Technology, and Vocals can now purchase ebooks individually, or in groups organized by programmatic quarters.
“Musicians Institute is dedicated to continually expanding our state-of-the art educational offerings with the latest technology to foster an efficient, 24/7 media-rich learning environment,” said Donny Gruendler, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Musicians Institute. “Our e-book initiative marks the first fully fledged curricular redesign in the College’s history and—most importantly���the new MI Bookstore provides a great resource to help students learn through the multiple mobile and desktop devices they utilize every day.”
MI Bookstore materials are compatible with iOS, Android, and Desktop Reader platforms. The BYOD policy will also integrate video lectures with MI’s existing courses for industry standard software such as Propellerhead Reason, Avid Pro Tools and Sibelius, Apple Logic, Ableton Live, and more.