Our web application, Learn by Listening, was inspired by our passion for wide tastes in music from different decades and genres. We believe that music is an integral part of learning that has been overlooked by the Ontario education system. Although music is a large part of mainstream media, many disregard the educational purposes that music can provide. Music has been proven to strengthen the weak areas of a brain of a child with learning abilities, including the auditory, visual, spatial and motor cortices of the brain. Going further, music can help those with mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
We strived to create a project that would be memorable, educational and very fun!
What it does
"Learn by Listening" is a web application meant to educate and provide entertainment for its users. Studies show that music not only improves students' ability to learn, but can have a large effect on mood. We believe that categorizing our game into different genres/moods will promote good mental health and well-being. Our website caters towards all three learning styles, making it accessible for everyone. We cater the music to your mood!
- Fun facts about old bands - learn the history!
- Guess the Song - a total of 4 mood settings and 8 genres. Currently, the first 2 genres in the "Happy" category are released, but we are working on releasing more!
- Music Trivia - if you're feeling motivated (this is a hint), learn the technicalities of music, from history to instrument facts!
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for Learn By Listening
Our team would like to develop this web application further by implementing the "Sad" and "Angry categories to make our program suited for the audience we intend. We have a strong idea of our intentions, and we would like to carry through developing this into a public website. Please stay tuned!