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Accessibility in e-assessment

At the UKCLE seminar on e-assessment held on 31 January 2008 Simon Ball (JISC TechDis Service) and Helen James (University of Winchester) presented a session on accessibility in e-assessment, which...

Adapting law school learning to the 21st century: constructing improved learning environments

In this paper presented at Learning in Law Annual Conference 2008 Catherine Dunham and Steven Friedland (Elon University School of Law, USA) advocate greater use of e-learning, particularly in the...

An exploratory study into the use of interactive technology to teach law

In her paper Catherine Russell (Manchester Metropolitan University) presented findings from ongoing research into the potential of electronic voting systems (clickers) in enhancing lecture...

Are we using technology for technology's sake? An evaluation of a simulated employment exercise

In their paper Amy Musgrove and Vicky Thirlaway (Leeds Metropolitan University) considered a pilot study evaluating the use of a virtual learning environment to foster employability and problem...

Back to the blackboard? Learning how to learn and teach in the ‘shifting sands’ of technology

This paper from the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011 considers student satisfaction and experience and reflects on best practice at the University of Hertfordshire.

BILETA research into ICT provision in law schools

BILETA, the British & Irish Law, Education and Technology Association, periodically undertakes research into the provision of ICT in law schools – reports were published in 1991 and 1996, with...

Biting the bulletin: using discussion boards

This case study, submitted by Ronan Deazley of the Department of Law and Kate Boardman of the Learning Technologies Team at the University of Durham in 2003, reflects on the use of a virtual learning...

Blended learning: creating an effective blend

This workshop from the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011 gave participants the opportunity to design a learning activity which will blend with a classroom-based learning activity.

Building and sharing resources: annotated bibliographies, student participation and online gadgetry!

Presentation given by Michael Bromby (University of Glasgow) in the show and tell session at the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011.

Delivering continuing professional development using online distance learning

This case study, submitted by John Fairhurst of Huddersfield University Business School in 2003, reflects on the use of a virtual learning environment (VLE) over a four year period to deliver an...

Developing an e-learning strategy for a modern law school

This contribution to the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011 sought to generate discussion about the planning and preparation of an e-learning strategy designed to meet the needs of a modern law...

E-learning and traditional methods: special blends

Liz Polding, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice Liz’s paper at Vocational Teachers Forum V on 6 January 2006 considered the issue of blended learning in legal education, focusing on the use of Moodle,...

Engaging students through electronic voting – clickers and mobile phone systems

This session at the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011 identified some of the most popular electronic voting systems and explained how they can be used when teaching law.

Frequently asked questions on virtual learning environments (VLEs)

David Grantham, Coventry University This teaching resource note, published in 2005, is organised around a set of 12 frequently asked questions (FAQs). The guidelines below are intended for...

From Foucaultian bio-power to Confucian respect: bio-power and e-Confucius

In their session Abdul Paliwala (University of Warwick) and Amy Huey-Ling Shee (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan) presented linked papers aimed at considering the cross-cultural problems...

From Foucaultian bio-power to Confucian respect: lessons from a drama e-course

In their session Abdul Paliwala (University of Warwick) and Amy Huey-Ling Shee (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan) presented linked papers aimed at considering the cross-cultural problems...

Guidelines for good practice in sharing resources in law

UKCLE’s Good practice in sharing resources in law project had as one objective the publication of guidelines for good practice. However, early research indicated that resource sharing throughout...

How to podcast

On 15 September 2009 UKCLE hosted a workshop on how to podcast. The event was fully booked and we are considering running the event again in 2010 to meet demand. Have you wanted to make a podcast...

Interaction and reflection: a new approach to skills and accounts teaching on the LPC

In their paper at the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2009, Liz Polding, Jill Cripps (both Oxford Institute of Legal Practice) and James Catchpole (College of Law) considered the use of...

Interactive learning in an eConfucius drama classroom

Amy Shee (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan) presented an innovative pedagogy for passive students and conventional teachers based on interactive learning in a guided drama classroom. Download...

Introducing quizzes and discussion boards on the Bar Vocational Course

Michael Chapman, Inns of Court School of Law Presentation at UKCLE seminar on teaching and learning for legal skills trainers 16 February 2005 The City University, City Law School introduced WebCT...

Making VLEs more interesting

In his session at the UKCLE event on creativity and the law curriculum in 2008 Michael Bromby (Glasgow Caledonian University) provided a taster of discussion boards and RSS feeds, bolt-ons to the ‘...

PodLaw: developing a portable learning environment to enhance the study of law

In his paper at Learning in Law Annual Conference 2008 Chris Hull (St Mary’s University College) introduced PodLaw, the set of mobile resources he uses at St Mary’s to enhance his teaching, and...

Presence, emergence and knowledge objects: user interaction in a virtual learning environment

Paul Maharg and Patricia McKellar, Glasgow Graduate School of Law Presentation at Vocational Teachers Forum IV, 8 January 2005 Paul and Patricia’s presentation at the fourth Vocational Teachers Forum...

S, not E: the methodology and results of S mode learning

In his paper Scott Slorach (College of Law) presented the S mode learning methodology, a new approach to learning design used on a distance learning LLM. Editor’s note: see the report into e-...

Second guessing: is there a context for Second Life in legal education?

In their paper Michael Bromby and Martin Jones (Glasgow Caledonian University) invited participants to speculate on the potential for Second Life in law, reporting on their experiences with students...

Social collaboration and the immersive: a new vision for legal education?

Summary of the session presented by Sara de Freitas (Serious Games Institute, Coventry University) at the UKCLE seminar on collaborative and distributive learning held on 1 November 2007. For further...

Socrates and Confucius: a long history (?) of information technology in legal education

In his paper Abdul Paliwala (University of Warwick) explored the relatively recent development of information technology in legal education, arguing that this is affected by ancient debates about...

Supporting law teaching: training and teaching

Presentation at UKCLE seminar on teaching and learning for legal skills trainers, 16 February 2005 Peter’s address provided a framework within which the remaining presentations at the event could be...

Talk about talk: are discussion forums worth the effort?

Paul Maharg and Patricia McKellar, Glasgow Graduate School of Law Presentation at Vocational Teachers Forum III, 10 January 2004 Paul and Patricia’s presentation at the third Vocational Teachers...

Teaching in virtual worlds

Thinking about getting into Second Life? Here Mark Childs (Coventry University) provides an introduction to the issues raised in teaching in virtual worlds. Mark (SL Gann McGann) is currently...

Teaching legislation via iTunesU: an introduction to the making of legislation by the Statute Law Society

Presentation by Stefan Vogenauer (University of Oxford) in the Show and Tell session at the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011.

Teaching professional skills to distance learning students through the medium of film

Edward Stone, Elizabeth Harding and Lisa Kidger (ILEX Tutorial College) discussed their experiences designing and producing training and assessment films to illustrate client care skills. The...

Teaching with emotional intelligence: delivering ethical lawyers and humane social workers through the VLE

In their paper Debbie Stringer (Open University) and Odette Hutchinson (Aston University) outlined their experiences developing ethical lawyers and humane social workers using the affective domain...

The College of Law's e-learning initiatives

Andrew Harvey, College of Law Presentation at Vocational Teachers Forum III, 10 January 2004 Andy is the Director of e-learning Development at the College of Law in London. In his paper at the third...

The personalisation of the curriculum: the Programme Overview Browser on the City Law School Bar Professional Training Course

This paper from the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011 looked at how the Programme Overview Browser helps engage students in the City Law School Bar Professional Training Course.

The voice of law: lessons from practical podcasting experience

In his paper Martin Belgrove (University of East London) aimed to share some of the lessons learnt from the use of podcasting in law modules. The session was unfortunately cancelled due to...

Tools and tips for teaching with LexisLibrary

Presentation by Tom Laidlaw (LexisNexis) in the Show and Tell session at the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011.

Tuning in not zoning out: teaching students legal skills via a multimedia learning hub

This paper from the Learning in Law Annual Conference 2011 examined how we respond to and embrace the changes in student perceptions and available teaching tools.

Using e-learning in legal education

What’s new in e-learning Forthcoming events Evidence-based practice seminar series – events being held around the country by the Higher Education Academy Resources and news European Journal of Law...

Using SIMPLE at Glasgow Graduate School of Law

Case study on the use of the SIMPLE application at Glasgow School of Law (GGSL), one of five law schools participating in UKCLE’s SIMPLE project. If you would like to know more about the use of...

Using SIMPLE at the University of Glamorgan law school

Case study on the use of the SIMPLE application in the law school at the University of Glamorgan, one of five law schools participating in UKCLE’s SIMPLE project If you would like to know more about...

Using SIMPLE at the University of Stirling School of Law

Case study on the use of the SIMPLE application in the law school at the University of Stirling, one of five law schools participating in UKCLE’s SIMPLE project. If you would like to know more about...

Using SIMPLE at the University of the West of England Department of Law

Case study on the use of the SIMPLE application in the law school at the University of the West of England (UWE), one of five law schools participating in UKCLE’s SIMPLE project. If you would like to...

Using SIMPLE at the University of Warwick School of Law

Case study on the use of the SIMPLE application in the law school at the University of Warwick, one of five law schools participating in UKCLE’s SIMPLE project. If you would like to know more about...

Using the Iolis courseware to teach law

Iolis and courseware During the 1990s the term ‘courseware’ was widely used to describe software combining learning materials with interactivity, accessed by students at any time and at their own...

Using the virtual learning environment

This chapter looks at the advantages and possible disadvantages of using virtual learning environments (VLEs). It examines some of the theories of e-learning and how the technology can be most...

Wikis: a tool for distributive writing

Advice on the use of wikis in legal education by Paul Maharg (Glasgow Graduate School of Law), including an overview of the benefits of using wikis, what you need to get started, a tip sheet...

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