Shackel on E-Learning in the Law Curriculum

Associate Dean Dr. Rita Shackel of the University of Sydney Faculty of Law has published Beyond the Whiteboard: E-Learning in the Law Curriculum, QUT Law and Justice Journal, 12, 105-132 (2012).

Here is the abstract:

This article discusses the development of an e-learning tool (the E-CAT) for teaching case analysis skills. The paper canvasses a range of issues that impact development of e-learning strategies in higher education and more specifically within the law curriculum. Of primary consideration are the pedagogical issues raised by the use of e-learning strategies and the need to balance clear educational objectives against the cost, time and technological limitations in developing and adopting e-learning tools and e-based teaching strategies. The paper argues that e-learning tools should be carefully crafted to promote active, critically engaged and reflective experiences for students that are consistent with the aspirations of higher education. The paper establishes the E-CAT as a pedagogically driven e-learning tool, which encourages deep and autonomous student learning and offers a model that can be adapted to teach a range of legal skills to students with diverse learning needs.

The article was published in a special issue of QUT Law and Justice Journal on the topic: Legal Education.

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