In life as in music, rhythm is the great coordinator of our actions, a vehicle for achieving our goals, expressing our intentions. I’m “in the groove”, “marching to the beat of a different drummer”, and “out of sync” are all ways we describe our work and life experience, and our relationship to them. Among the […]Click for more information on 'Keynote: The Rhythm Experience: Change, Challenge and Opportunity'
In the grand battle between collaborative and expressive web technologies in education, expressive technologies won. We engage our students in forums, talk to them in Slack, have them write personal blogs. Wiki, once considered a contender in the blogs vs. wikis Battle Royale, has fallen by the wayside. This keynote will examine some of the […]Click for more information on 'Keynote: Collaboration and Control: Building the New Collaborative Web'
The 2017 ABA TECHSHOW included the first ever Academic Track. This “conference within a conference” was designed to bring members of the Academy as well as students to the TECHSHOW to discuss building a model curriculum for teaching technology and allow for participation in other TECHSHOW sessions. In addition, attendees were encouraged to explore the […]Click for more information on 'Planning the 2018 ABA TECHSHOW Academic Track: A presentation and an opportunity to help shape the Future!'
This playful and creative approach to experiencing the present moment is a wonderful way to address the stresses of life, requires no musical experience, and is accessible to absolutely everyone. Drum circles and other facilitated rhythm experiences create connections both to our own unique value and with those around us, creating a sense of bonding […]Click for more information on 'Relieving Stress: Rhythm as a Mindfulness Practice'
Widespread adoption of synchronous classroom platforms in distance learning and “flipped classroom” techniques in in-person, face-to-face learning has blurred the shoreline where the sea of distance learning meets the land of fixed-facility learning. The list of shared teaching and learning tools is long and growing: web-based syllabi and assignments, automated grading, electronic office hours, formative […]Click for more information on 'Stop Calling it “Distance” Learning – It’s Just Learning'
Asynchronous content delivery now pervades almost every corner of higher education, including legal education. Today’s modern learning management system, coupled with cloud-based platforms supporting rich multimedia delivery of content, provide us with the opportunity to deliver an asynchronous law school course that rivals and even, in some respects, exceeds the effectiveness of the traditional law […]Click for more information on 'Lessons from Distance Learning—Using Effective Asynchronous Delivery Techniques to “Flip” the Traditional Law School Classroom'
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks have become so integrated into our daily lives that it is critical for future attorneys to maintain an understanding of how these platforms can benefit their legal practices. Social media has expanded the world of legal and investigative research. It has provided a wealth of information that attorneys […]Click for more information on 'Social Media Jeopardy- Ethics Edition'
The presenter is a reference librarian and legal research instructor, and she coordinates the social media for a law school library. Our own social media presences are among the models law students look to, when figuring out how to market themselves and their future practices. The traditional emphasis of social media advice on “what not […]Click for more information on 'Professional Social Media: More Fun than [Barrel Emoji] [Monkey Emoji]'
Panelists will present a brief overview of the public’s use of online legal reference materials in recent months in support of political and social activism, as well as emerging tools that may further enable citizen participation in activism. The goal is to use much of the session time to explore with the audience what law […]Click for more information on 'Knowledge Trumps Ignorance: Online information and public activism'
Isn’t blockchain just for weird cryptocurrencies like BitCoin? Not any more. So what is it? A “distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records called blocks. Each block contains a timestamp and a link to a previous block. By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data — once recorded, […]Click for more information on 'Blocked! What is Blockchain and what will it mean for the future of law?'
The core of any online course or program is its course design. Learn how Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s online Graduate Programs achieve 90% retention through effective online course design. Learn about the following: 1) Orientation to courses 2) Optimal UI (user-interface) flow 3) Developing design through the ADDIE method 4) Optimal discussion forum design […]Click for more information on 'Achieving 90% Retention through Effective Online Course Design'
From emojis to TED talks, visuals are increasingly central to sharing information. Whether your task is preparing a slideshow for a conference, illustrating a blog post, or posting to social media, having the right visual illustrations will help make your message more persuasive and memorable. At Chicago-Kent, I am regularly asked to help find and […]Click for more information on 'Visual Thinking: Strategies, Assets & Tools'
Although there has been much said and written about the hybrid online or “flipped” law school classroom in recent years, there has been scant focus among traditional law schools on course design in a fully online format. Concord Law School at Kaplan University, the nation’s first fully online law school in the country, founded in […]Click for more information on 'Curricular Reform in a Fully Online Law School'
CALI turns 35 this year and we have a lot of projects cooking. Many of those projects are at the cutting edge of legal education and the adoption of new technologies. We recently launched a brand new version of A2J Author which is used by courts and legal aid organizations to automate legal forms and […]Click for more information on 'The Future of CALI (is so bright, you will need sunglasses)'
This panel discussion will talk about our recent experience with starting up online courses at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Touro Law Center and the University of New Hampshire School of Law.Click for more information on 'What We Did and How It Went: Starting up Online Courses and Programs at 3 Law Schools'
What skills make for good lawyers? Clients and lawyers, when asked, gave a range of answers: Negotiation. Risk management. Empathy. Active listening. Efficiency. Management. Conjecture. Strategy. Business management skills. There are many skills which are hard to pin down, hard to measure, but very, very important to being an effective lawyer. In this session, we […]Click for more information on 'What makes for a good lawyer?'
Your school has decided to build an online component to a law program or even an online or hybrid LL.M., and you’ve been selected to lead the project! What next? Jena and Jessica will take you through their experiences as the point people to develop online programming in their law-related programs at their institutions, including […]Click for more information on 'The Nuts and Bolts of Bits and Bytes For Law Schools Exploring Distance Learning'
PlayPosit is a delightful online platform that allows users to add interactive questions, video branching, and rich media into a video timeline. Videos can be pulled from major platforms like YouTube, Kaltura, TedEd, or uploaded to the site. With integrations to most learning management systems, it’s easy for Instructional Design teams and professors to quickly […]Click for more information on 'PlayPosit: Creating Interactive Videos with a Few Clicks'
You’ve probably heard of ROSS Intelligence, Kira Systems, or Lex Machina but what about Premonition, Docubot, or the Do Not Pay chatbot? Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform the practice of law. Or does it? Skeptics predicted a legal apocalypse while optimists predict positive outcomes. Either way, it’s a revolution. Find out more about […]Click for more information on 'Is it time to welcome our robot overlords?'
Being a competent attorney means being a competent technologist. ABA Model Rule 1.1 (Competence) requires all lawyers to stay abreast of technology even if they still use a Dictaphone and typewriter and think “the cloud” refers to the fluffy white stuff in the sky. It can be malpractice to misuse or misunderstand technology, and this […]Click for more information on 'Lawyer ≠ Luddite'
The presenter has been on the NCBE Contracts Drafting Committee for the MBE for many years. After attending the session, the attendee will be able to draft the kind of analytical multiple-choice questions found on the Multistate Bar Exam and will be able to analyze the quality of a question using data from Scantron reports. […]Click for more information on 'Workshop on Creating NCBE-Style Multiple Choice Questions'
I would like to present about the first ever video game on-line criminal procedure course. Here’s its webpage that gives you a sense of the course. http://www.law.msu.edu/game/ Gamification of online education presents important issues about how law should be taught, the advantages of online platforms over brick and mortar educational formats–as well as educational regulatory […]Click for more information on 'Synchronous Video and Distance Learning – State of the Art'
Our students have to learn so many new skills to be successful in law school and law practice. Legal research, client interviewing, and case analysis just for starters. Our teaching methods have to engage our students while preparing them to “think like a lawyer.” We also have the responsibility to familiarize students in evaluating the […]Click for more information on 'Decision Making Models in 2/2 Time – Two Speakers, Two Models (Maybe)'
A lot of research has examined the efficacy of online multimedia used in educational environments (Clark & Mayer, 2016). However there have been fewer investigations into how these environments impact the satisfaction of students, that is, even though the video may properly adhere to multimedia theory, how do the students feel about what they are […]Click for more information on 'Creating Videos that Law Students Love: Investigating Students’ Satisfaction with Online Educational Media'
As more and more states take note of ABA Standard RPC 1.1 Comment  and add state level rules which require that lawyers have basic technology competency, more law schools are responding and adding technology courses to their course offerings. This session will be discussing three major themes aimed at teaching a new technology course. […]Click for more information on 'Teaching Law Practice Tech to Law Students – State of the Art'
Colorado Law takes our ethical obligations seriously to protect the confidential client data for our legal clinics. In theory, this is straightforward, but in practice it is a real challenge when faced with protecting this data across 120 practicing student attorneys with limited resources. Join Colorado Law’s Clinical Programs Manager and Senior IT Director for […]Click for more information on 'Secure Computing for Clinical Student Attorneys at Colorado Law'
In 1996, CALI offered 100 lessons that schools installed on desktops in their computer labs using discs that CALI mailed to each school. Today, the range of materials and the scope of tools available from CALI has expanded. CALI offers over 1000 lessons that work across many platforms in 35 areas of the law, free […]Click for more information on '5 x 5 Gamified Review of CALI’s Materials and Tools – With Opportunities to Win Prizes – Including a Vintage CALI Mousepad'
Since 2010 North Carolina Central University School of Law has been at the forefront of Virtual Legal Education with the launch of its Virtual Justice Project. The Virtual Justice Project is an innovation in legal education and technology using Telepresence and High Definition videoconferencing. This session will highlight the evolution of videoconferencing solutions deployed by […]Click for more information on 'Using Technology to achieve the Brick & Mortar Experience'