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.
Choosing Wisely: Beyond Using Technology for its Own Sake.
Engaged Teaching in a Smart Classroom
Winning 'The War Against Grammar' Using Technology for Adult Learners
Using "Clickers" and a Classroom Capture System to Promote Student Engagement and Develop Analytical Thinking Skills
Teaching ADR in the 21st Century: Retaining an Interactive Classroom While Using Online Technology
Engaging Millenials: Using Twitter in the Classroom
Author Software-Teaching Clinic Students the Law through Code
Expanding and Enriching the Law School Classroom Through Podcasting
Teaching Civil Procedure with PACER
More Than Lessons-Using CALI Software Creatively
I'm no Steve Jobs-An Allegory of Technology and Law School Course Design
Lessons Learned-Ideas to Take Back