Technology In and Beyond the Classroom
Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the conference.
The optional wind and cheese reception on Friday, March 2, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, March 3, are included in the registration fee.
The conference hotel for attendees is:
Hilton Garden Inn-Durham Southpoint
7007 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 544-6000
Fax: (919) 544-6001
» $99 for King Room
» $109 for 2 Queen Beds
(use "Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference-NCCU" as the event name)
NCCU School of Law will provide complimentary shuttle service to/from the NCCU campus.
Schedule at a Glance
Friday, March 2
- 5:00-7:30 p.m.
» Registration and Wine and Cheese Reception
Saturday, March 3
- 8:00 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
- 9:00 a.m.: Opening Plenary
- 9:45 a.m.: Break
- 10:00 a.m.: Concurrent Sessions
- 11:00 a.m.: Break
- 11:15 a.m.: Show and Tell OR Technology Workshop Sessions
- Noon: Lunch
- 1:30 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions
- 2:30 p.m.: Break
- 2:45 p.m.: Show and Tell OR Technology Workshop Sessions
- 3:45 p.m.: Break
- 4:00 p.m.: Closing Plenary
Technology In and Beyond the Classroom is a one-day conference that will focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in and out of the classroom. The conference will take place on March 2-3, 2012. Co-sponsors are the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (Gonzaga and Washburn) and North Carolina Central University School of Law.
When legal educators talk about technology in law school, the discussion often addresses issues such as law students' use of laptop computers in the classroom, the use of Internet-based course management tools (such as TWEN or Blackboard), and the use of technology to display classroom materials (such as PowerPoint presentations and video clips). This conference will take the discussion beyond these traditional topics. Conference presenters and participants will explore how advanced use of technology can:
- Enhance student learning in the traditional law school classroom,
- Maximize distance learning opportunities consistent with ABA rules, and
- Expand the ability of clinical and pro bono programs to deliver legal services.
By the end of the conference, participants will leave with concrete ideas to bring back to their students, colleagues, and institutions.
Benefits to Participants
During the conference, participants will
- Encounter new ideas about selecting and using technology to improve teaching and learning in and out of the classroom;
- Experience a variety of types of educational technology; and
- Have opportunities to meet and work with other creative legal educators who want to enhance their effective use of educational technology.
This conference is for anyone interested in technological innovation in legal education, including
- Faculty: Academic Support; Adjuncts; Clinical; Doctrinal; Practice Skills; Writing.
- Law school administrators and staff: Clinical program directors; Deans; Directors and Coordinators of Graduate Programs; Externship Directors; Interdisciplinary Center Directors/Coordinators; IT professionals; Pro Bono and Social Justice Directors/Coordinators; Study Abroad Program Coordinators.
- Opening Plenary. "Choosing Wisely: Beyond Using Technology for its Own Sake," presented by Michael Hunter Schwartz and Gerry Hess, will explore the learning benefits of technology and engage participants in a replicable process for evaluating the technological possibilities as part of their course and class session designs.
- Concurrent sessions. There will be two time blocks for concurrent sessions; these sessions will fit in one of the following three areas, and each concurrent session will include at least one such session:
- Technology to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom
- Technology to maximize distance learning opportunities
- Technology to expand the ability of clinical and pro bono programs to deliver legal services.
- Showcase Session(s). These 20-minute sessions will allow participants to do a "show and tell" of their use of technology.
- Technology Workshops. Participants may sign up to participate in a brainstorming session, either in the morning or in the afternoon, where they can "workshop" their technology questions.
- Closing Plenary. Take Aways.
All sessions will have a significant interactive piece (except Showcase sessions.)