My E-Semester: New Uses for Technology in the Legal Research and Writing Classroom

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing, Vol. 15, No. 3, p. 194, Spring 2007

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 355

15 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2007  

Kristen E. Murray

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Abstract

Law schools have been grappling with the topic of technology in the classroom for more than ten years. In this article, Professor Kristen Murray reports the results of a project she calls her "e-semester," during which she increased and intensified her use of technology in and in support of her courses. She focused on six technology-based enhancements: using a course website to eliminate paper from class distributions; designing Powerpoint-based lectures with student note-taking in mind; encouraging class discussion through a threaded discussion forum; grading electronically; integrating audio and video technology in class lectures; and implementing advanced in-class writing exercises.

Keywords: technology, legal research, legal writing, teaching

Suggested Citation

Murray, Kristen E., My E-Semester: New Uses for Technology in the Legal Research and Writing Classroom. Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing, Vol. 15, No. 3, p. 194, Spring 2007; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 355. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=999814

Kristen E. Murray (Contact Author)

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
215-204-2379 (Phone)

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