From Podcasts to Treasure Hunts—Using Technology to Promote Student Engagement
Saint Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 58:127, 2013
16 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2018
Date Written: November 15, 2018
Three influential calls for reform in legal education, the MacCrate Report, the Carnegie Report, and most recently the Stuckey Report, have all recommended that professors use teaching methods to provide greater opportunities for students to practice problem solving skills and receive feedback on their performance. Being a lawyer is much more than memorizing rules; students need to be able to understand the big picture and use the details to problem solve. This article details how to use audio and written podcast summaries to help students see the big picture in a subject and how each smaller topic fits together into that bigger picture. On the detail side, quizzes and “Treasure Hunts” get students to read statutes apply them to different problem situations. The article ends by providing the specific programs I use to deliver this supplemental material to students.
Keywords: technology, student engagement, podcasts, audio summary, CALI, law school quizzes, treasure hunts, teaching techniques
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