Steve Friedland and Catherine Dunham presented a session entitled “When technology meets engaged learning: a critique of legal education in the 21st century” at the recent Learning in Law Conference. They discussed Elon’s engaged approach to legal learning and how the law school is confronting established problems, such as the use of laptop computers and other technology in the classroom and a lack of diagnostic an formative feedback, in new ways.
Friedland’s presentation focused on the advantages of using engaged and active learning methodology in all aspects of legal education. His remarks combined research on the ways people learn with the cognitive and practice-ready objectives of a law school.
Dunham talked about the interface between technology and legal education learning. She presented data to demonstrate how student learning has adapted to modern technology. She also sampled methods faculty can use to actively engage technology-savvy students in the classroom.
Steve is a contributor to our Best Practices blog. May be he will post more info on his presentation.