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Learning objects The futurist: music distribution


Use a selection of futures strategies to determine how a record company should distribute music content. Consider issues such as illegal file sharing, file encryption, hacking and copyright. This learning object is the last in a series of two learning objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify trends and challenges in the online distribution of music.
  • Students use futures strategies to determine how to achieve a preferred future for an online distribution music company.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to compare and evaluate a range of future scenarios.
  • Helps students to collect, interpret and analyse data about trends in digital music distribution.
  • Enables students to recommend a strategy and complete a report summarising reasons for their decision.
  • Provides evidence with enough scope for a range of alternative opinions and solutions to be justified.
Year level

9; 10

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment
  • Studies of society and environment/Investigation, communication and participation
  • Studies of society and environment/Innovation
  • Studies of society and environment/Strategies
  • Studies of society and environment/Technology
  • Studies of society and environment/Futures
  • Studies of society and environment/Consequences
  • Studies of society and environment/Business
  • Studies of society and environment/Distribution
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis;
  • Synthesis;
  • Evaluation
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Experiment;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Data manipulation and interpretation
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Name: Adam DeMooy
  • Address: St Kilda VIC 3182 Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Russell Darnley
  • Organisation: Asian Field Study Centres Pty Ltd
  • Address: Rozelle NSW 2039 Australia
  • URL:
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: x - maximum version: 7
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.