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
15 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2007
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
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