Beyond the Whiteboard: e-Learning in the Law Curriculum
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
June 1, 2012
QUT Law and Justice Journal – Special Edition in Legal Education , Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 105-132, 2012
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/42
This article discusses the development of an e-learning tool (the E-CAT) for teaching case analysis skills. The paper canvasses a range of issues that impact development of e-learning strategies in higher education and more specifically within the law curriculum. Of primary consideration are the pedagogical issues raised by the use of e-learning strategies and the need to balance clear educational objectives against the cost, time and technological limitations in developing and adopting e-learning tools and e-based teaching strategies. The paper argues that e-learning tools should be carefully crafted to promote active, critically engaged and reflective experiences for students that are consistent with the aspirations of higher education. The paper establishes the E-CAT as a pedagogically driven e-learning tool, which encourages deep and autonomous student learning and offers a model that can be adapted to teach a range of legal skills to students with diverse learning needs.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 35
Keywords: e-learning, case analysis skills, blended learning, technology
JEL Classification: K10, K30
Date posted: June 23, 2012
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